Marbel Lih, a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social work at Metropolitan State University, has been awarded the 2017-2018 Minnesota Social Services Association Diversity Scholarship.
Lih identifies as a black female African American immigrant, and upholds values such as respect, justice, equality, dignity and freedom. She is a mother, wife, caregiver, and beyond that an empathetic professional who will stop at nothing to help people find solutions.
Since immigrating to the United States, Lih has been a passionate human services worker for both private and state organizations. Being one with a family history of mental health problems, and after working several years with clients who have mental health issues, Marbel knows firsthand the trials that burden these individuals and families, which inspires her passion to serve.