Gerontology alums profiled by Best College
Marlena del Hierro (M.A., Gerontology, ’12) discussed the senior care industry in an interview in the online resource Best Colleges. She has more than 10 years of experience to the senior care industry and is a founding member at Seniorly Inc., a national senior living marketplace. She was part of the National Association for Professional Gerontologists and was selected as a scholar for the LeadingAge California EMERGE program. Del Hierro has spent a number of years working in assisted living communities, where she has exhibited skills in care management, community advocacy and RCFE license preparation through the Community Care Licensing Division.
“My advice to anyone considering a degree in gerontology is to be open,” she said in the interview. “Learn the basics, then explore beyond. You may come right back to being a gerontologist, or you might find a secondary opportunity that relies on your unique training and skill set. If you are like me, and you are driven to make a positive impact on seniors, then pursuing the study of aging is an excellent way to make a career out of your passion.” Read more about Marlena Del Hierro