Maranda graduated from Whitworth University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and a minor in communication. She is an alumni of Okanogan County Upward Bound. With roots in Omak, she easily relates to the students and understand what life is like in a small community. She enjoys helping the students realize their potential, and that hard work is the key to achieving one’s goals. Maranda has been with the program since 2016 and serves students in the Okanogan and Omak high schools.