Marina Aman Sham received a Diploma in Hotel Management from Les Roches, Switzerland in 1997. Her work in tourism management in Tsavo East National Park, a protected area in Kenya, exposed her to wildlife conservation initiatives, propelling her focus on the wellbeing of nature and people. In 2002, she returned to her home in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, where she worked with local communities on rural women entrepreneurship. Marina went on to receive a degree in public relations and marketing in 2007 from Curtin University, Western Australia. Since then, she has worked on communications, education, research and management projects with local and international nonprofits.
Marina is a native Sabahan who speaks English and Bahasa Malaysia. As Global Diversity Foundation Communications Director, she engages with the team to promote GEN events and initiatives.