Marina Aguayo joined NCYL's Reproductive Health Equity Project (RHEP) as a Program Associate in 2022. A former foster youth herself, Aguayo is excited to help RHEP amplify the voices of youth who experienced foster care. As Program Associate, Aguayo supports communications, community engagement, and the RHEP Youth Advisory Board.
Aguayo was born and raised in Los Angeles. At UCLA, she earned a B.A. in English with a Minor in Geography/Environmental Studies while supporting fellow students as a Peer Wellness Coach. After graduating, Aguayo worked as Marketing & Communications Coordinator at 826LA, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting students with their creative and expository writing skills.