“I can go back in my life and name the mentors … the home economics teacher, the shop teacher. They planted the seed that education is important. They planted seeds along the way and those seeds replaced all the things in my head that I was told … that I was dumb, that I was stupid, that I’d never amount to anything. Those mentors, those people planted their seeds and there were enough of those seeds to point me in the right direction.”
Marilyn grew up in in rural Minnesota and couldn’t say the alphabet until the third grade. Now as a member of the senior team of Cummins, a $1.2 billion company, she’s adamant about giving to United Way and ensuring that all of our young people have the tools and support they need to succeed.