Marcela joined the Board of Polaris Renewable Energy Inc, (formerly, Polaris Infrastructure Inc.)  in June 2019. Marcela is currently a Titular Professor at the Technological University of Panama. She was the Ambassador of Panama to Chile, a post she held from September 2018 until June 2019. Prior to this, Marcela was the Minister of Education for Panama from 2014 through 2018, and held various positions, including President, at the Technological University of Panama from 1989 through 2013. Marcela holds a DHL from Wilkes University, a MS in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BS in Electromechanical Engineering from Technological University of Panama.