Marlen Suyapa Bodden
Marlen Suyapa Bodden is a 1 time AALBC.com Bestselling Author
Dr. Marlen Suyapa Bodden is a lawyer at The Legal Aid
Society in New York City, the nation's oldest and largest law firm for the poor.
She has more than two decades' experience representing poor people and low-wage
and immigrant workers, many of whom are severely underpaid, if paid at all. She
drew on her knowledge of modern and historical slavery, human trafficking, and
human rights abuses to write The Wedding Gift, her first novel.
The University of Rhode Island awarded Marlen an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in May 2012, when she delivered the commencement speech. Marlen is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Tufts University.