Marlène Ramírez-Cancio

Executive Director, EmergeNYC, Co-Founding Director, Fulana


Marlène Ramírez-Cancio is a Puerto Rican cultural worker, artist, and educator based in Brooklyn. She is the Executive Director of EmergeNYC, an incubator & network for emerging artists-activists in New York City and beyond, focused on developing the voice and artistic expression of BIPOC, women, & LGBTQAI+ practitioners. Marlène is also co-founding director of Fulana, a Latina satire collective, and the Director of Implementation of the Latinx Arts Consortium of New York, dedicated to knowledge exchange, resource sharing, and collective action. Through Mujer Que Pregunta, she works as a Process Doula for artists, scholars, and cultural workers seeking to bring their projects into the world. Marlène serves on the Board of Directors of the National Performance Network and the Board of Advisors of the Center for Artistic Activism.