Born and raised in Bakersfield, California, Merina attended Bakersfield College in 2017 to become an administrative assistant. Merina took interest in the medical field soon after, beginning with work for Hall Ambulance and then at the Bakersfield Heart Hospital. Through these experiences, Merina fell in love with helping people in the Bakersfield community.
Upon discovering the patient care coordinator position for the House Institute Hearing Health Centers, she was immediately drawn to the history and purpose of the organization. Merina is proud to serve the patients of the House Institute with world-class customer service and hearing health care expertise.
In her spare time, Merina enjoys fishing and spending time with her family.