Marelyn Rivera is a entrepreneur and community activist. Currently, she serves as an Aide to Governor Phil Murphy, assisting him with outreach, advocacy, and special interest groups. Prior, she was the Chief of Staff to County Freeholder Anthony Romano where she oversaw district office operations and coordinated with local, state, and federal government to better the lives of the citizens of Hudson County. From 2015 to 2018, Marelyn leveraged her professional insight to serve as a host of "North Hudson" a bi-lingual local access television show focused on community leaders and local causes. Her philanthropic and community involvement is vast and ranges from serving as a co-founding Trustee of the Hudson County Young Democrats, to Trustee Emeritus for the Jersey City Youth Foundation, to helping raise over 700k in grants as a Board Member for Party With Purpose.
Marelyn’s experience in both private and public sector’s inspired her to create Allure Consultants - a business development, event-planning, and digital media firm where the clientele has included small/midsize businesses, nonprofit organizations, political candidates, and state legislators. Her 10+ years of experience have paved the way for her to pursue her endeavors out of passion and cause.
Marelyn studied Fashion Marketing and Management at Berkeley College as a first generation student. She was raised in a Honduran family in North Bergen and has traveled to Guatemala to volunteer and build homes for families in need. Marelyn currently lives in Trenton with her cat and dog, Kitkat and Bella.