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Alejandra Marroquin


Ms. Marroquin, Scranton, Pa., is the Latino outreach coordinator at Catholic Social Services, and she has spent her life in service to others. She regularly works to educate people and lead discussions on important issues, such as unconscious racism. She was born and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala, where she lived until age 13, when she immigrated to United States.

Ms. Marroquin volunteered for 16 months with the Friendship Mission in Mexico, serving those at a girls’ home, women’s prison, and daycare. She then joined Catholic Social Services as a relief caseworker, working for seven years to provide resources to clients in need of various types of material assistance. She has worked closely with the IHM Congregation in Scranton to serve the local Hispanic community. In 2012, she assumed responsibility for the Hispanic/Latino program at Catholic Social Services, through which she provides translation/interpretation services, in addition to assisting clients with medical, legal, and personal appointments. A lector at St. John Neumann Parish, Scranton, Ms. Marroquin also serves on its parish council. She is an IHM Associate and a member of the IHM Congregation’s Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Committee. She played an instrumental role in bringing the “Nuns on the Bus” campaign to Scranton. A recipient of the Sister M. Eva Connors Peace Medal, Ms. Marroquin holds a master of social work degree from Marywood University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.