Marina is one of the co-creators of the Riga TechGirls movement and founder of her startup. With a bachelor’s degree in healthcare, she has been active in community movement since the university years, organizing IT skills workshops for women. In parallel to practicing as a Certified Audiologist, two years ago she co-founded a company VREACH, a virtual reality platform for children with autism. A year ago, together with colleagues she co-founded the XR community. Marina actively participates as mentor in hackathons, conferences and other IT and health care related events. With her example, Marina is constantly helping and inspiring other people to find their own path to technology in their existing profession and their desire to change profession to IT industry.