Honorary Consul General for Morocco in Chicago
Marilyn has an MA in Political Science from North-east Illinois University – Chicago, where she was a member of Phi Sigma Alpha – National Political Science Honor Society. Marilyn also has an MA in Jewish Communal Studies from Spertus College Judaica – Chicago. She has played an active role at various Universities across Illinois and Chicago, predominantly lecturing in American Politics.
Aside from this, Marilyn is passionate about working for charitable causes. As a Legislative Coordinator, at the American Association of Ethiopian Jews, she established and organized a ‘Famine Relief Coalition’ for Ethiopia. She has also supervised the establishment of 20 schools in rural Ethiopia whilst a Project Manager for The Ann and Robert H Lurie Foundation.
Marilyn continues to play an active role in a variety of different forums and councils. She is on the Editing Board for the National Strategy Forum. She is Co-chair at the Chicago Casablanca Sister cities International Program. In addition, she is an active member in the Explorers Club since 2002. She is both on the Board of Directors and Executive Board for The Chicago Council of Global Affairs. Furthermore Marilyn is a successful Public Policy Columnist for The Jackson Hole News.