Dr. Marnella holds degrees in both Social Ecology from the University of California Irvine (with a specialization in human behavior) and Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She is a member of the American, California and Orange County Psychological Associations as well as holding membership in the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
She is a member of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and founding member of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Professionals. She is author of the “Marnella Parent Donor Comparison Scale” (MPDCS) used in comparing the cognitive and personality traits of ovum donors and prospective parents. Dr. Marnella is a licensed, practicing Clinical Psychologist. She has many years of experience in the fields of child and family counseling and assessment. She regularly mentors peers and interns on issues of evaluation, testing and assessment. Her interest in the field of Assisted Reproduction is the deeply held result of both personal and extensive professional experience. She actively provides her services to a many well known agencies, physicians and infertility clinics.