Multicultural, multilingual, and devoted to bridging people and cultures since she was a young girl, Marcia Barahona has found success through her marketing initiatives and product localization projects in the US and Latin America. She has lent her expertise to Silicon Valley tech companies, Chile-based film producers , and everything in-between. Marcia spent a decade working in bilingual community radio, television, and print journalism. She holds an MBA in Global Management from the Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business at Dominican University of California and attended ESCEM Business School in Poitiers, France, where she earned a Certificate in Sustainable Business Management and Development.
Marcia has a passion for helping others and believes in the importance of supporting nonprofit organizations; to that end, she gives special pricing to nonprofits needing OrangeRio's services. She co-founded Neighbors Without Borders, a nonprofit whose goal is to link volunteers from the developed world to volunteers in developing countries to create sustainable projects which foster better education, health, and friendships between global neighbors.
Marcia is a frequent guest lecturer on the topics of marketing and cross-cultural communication at regional universities and junior colleges and has helped budding entrepreneurs through various organizations, including Community Action Partnership Sonoma and SRJC Sonoma County Adult Education. She also speaks on the subjects of marketing, entrepreneurship, education, culture, and business.