Marlene F. Gonzalez is native of the Philippines and emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 12. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Philosophy and Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Gonzalez began her legal career in 1996. She was recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in 2009 by the Utah Minority Bar Association. She has also been recognized as on of Utah's Legal Elites by Utah Business Magazine in the area of Immigration Law.