Born in Kerala, India, Mareena has a love and respect for natural beauty. She immigrated to California at the age of 11, where her intelligence and competitive spirit allowed her to thrive academically. After high school, she joined the U.S Army and served for nine years, including a tour in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. She earned multiple awards and medals, including Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year during her nine years of service in the Army. Mareena completed her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the California State University of San Bernardino, where she received the first-place award for Undergraduate Research and graduated with Honors. She then transitioned to Azusa Pacific University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and continued at Azusa Pacific University for the Nurse Practitioner program, obtaining her Master’s degree and Doctorate, with Honors.
Her intelligence, clinical competence, and hard work were apparent and afforded her multiple opportunities to enhance her clinical acumen. She has experience in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Pulmonology, Plastic Surgery, and Pain Management. Mareena uses both her learned and innate skills to provide care that improves the quality of life and well-being of her clients.
In addition to English, Mareena also speaks multiple languages. She enjoys spending time with her family and can often be found hiking, camping, playing/coaching soccer, trying new cuisines, and traveling. She is involved in her church community, and as a disabled Army Veteran herself, she volunteers with the Disabled American Veterans. She has an eclectic style, is a Yoga enthusiast, loves country music, movies, food, and animals.
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