Marilyn Felkner received her Master’s in Public Health in 1982 and Doctorate in Public Health in 2001 from the University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center. For the past 13 years, she has worked at the Texas Department of State Health Services where she is currently the Manager for Emerging and Acute Infectious Diseases Branch. Dr. Felkner and her husband have five children. Their son Jacob attended Odyssey School and graduated in the class of 2013.