School: UNC Chapel Hill

Hometown: Dobson, NC

Roots: Mexico

Marleny Nolasco

Marleny Nolasco is 18 years old and is proud to be Mexican. She was born and raised in Elkin, North Carolina to an immigrant family whom she loves dearly. She is passionate about advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and mental health. She is a recent graduate of Surry Central High School and is currently enrolled in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has plans to continue her education and get a master's degree in psychology.