An accomplished human resources professional, having earned both PHR and SHRM-CP designations, Arlene currently works with Talent Management systems. However, she also worked as a private investigator, specializing in maritime investigations. It was this experience, in combination with a love of the sea, that led her to an extensive career in the cruise industry, where she held both shipboard and shoreside positions in Human Resources, Risk Management, IT, and Operations.

A lifelong advocate of animals and the environment, Arlene has, throughout the years, adopted several rescue dogs, stray cats, and homeless gerbils, among others. She currently advocates for a variety of causes which include ending the dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan, retiring captive cetaceans to sea pens, and, garnering support against future black bear hunts in Florida, as well bringing awareness to a variety of environmental issues and causes.

Arlene holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics & Public Affairs from the University of Miami and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Nova-Southeastern University. She is currently a Juris Doctor candidate at Barry University Law School and hopes to practice in the area of Environmental law.