Marina holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Universidad de las Americas Puebla, and a Master degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes in Spain. She is a Certified Professional Coach (iPEC) and a member of the International Coaching Federation (Mexican Chapter).
After working in research (cognitive psychology) as an undergraduate, she started her professional career as head of institutional development for a non-profit while building her private practice as a clinical psychologist. She was an advisor for The Dove Self-esteem Project in Mexico and is the Co-founder of 1up coaching, a coaching firm that creates and implements human development programs for companies and offers coaching services to executives and managers within these organizations. She has given workshops and conferences in México, South America and the USA.