Marlena Sloss was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska. She spent her childhood surrounded by the natural beauty of the Tongass National Forest and the pristine waters of the Inside Passage.
She graduated from Whitman College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, magna cum laude. For her senior thesis she researched the influence of poverty on infant cognitive development and worked with Early Head Start to develop an intervention for low-SES mothers.
Marlena is currently an intern at The Herald in Jasper, Indiana. She is working on her master’s degree in photojournalism at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication and has interned at The Post and Courier and the Evansville Courier and Press.
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