Marinella Temprosa


As Interviewed by Jay Campanell, March 10, 2018
"I was 11 years old when she left and she told me that I had to take care of the family."
Marinella Temprosa

Introductory Profile: About Marinella Temprosa

I met Dr. Temprosa because she is my mother. She was an immigrant from the Philippines. Her parents moved to the U.S. when she was very young, so she and her brothers had to live a few years without parents. They had helpers who would help cook and take them places. As of right now she lives in Austin, Texas but works at George Washington University in Washington D.C. as a Principal Investigator in the Biostatistics Center for diabetes prevention. She has a bachelor degree from Rutgers University in Classics and Statistics, and her masters and PhD from George Washington University in Biostatistics. She is around 5’7 and in her 40’s with black hair with some graying in the front.

We talked about her childhood in the Philippines, growing up in Los Banos and the struggle she had being the head of the house and living without parents. We also discussed the process of coming into the US and some the difficulties that followed. Like adapting to the new culture and learning to speak English fluently. Towards the end we talked about life in New Jersey and some of the differences between New Jersey and the Philippines.