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Meet the G20 Contributors: Marina Crouse

All of the great content we share is brought to you by the GenTwenty team. We’re introducing you to the names and faces behind the site in this special series. 

What is your first and last name? 

Marina Crouse

Where do you live? 

Southern California


How did you first hear about GenTwenty?

Back in 2013, I searched online for people going through similar experiences to me…I may have actually googled “why are my twenties so hard”! 

When did you start writing for GenTwenty?

2014! I interned for a few months, became a regular contributor, and now I’m GenTwenty’s Managing Editor.

If you had an extra hour in the day and you could do whatever you wanted, what would you do and why?

Read or sleep…both help me recharge!

How do you recharge when you are stressed?

Read, take neighborhood walks, or go to bed early.

Favorite sweet or savory treat?

Anything Salty-Crunchy…Pretzels, Potato Chips, veggies dipped in guacamole!

What’s the best piece of advice you would give to another twenty-something?

Prioritize yourself: Figure out what fills you and what drains you, and learn to set boundaries for yourself. 

Read more from Marina here!

About the Author

Alyssa Towns (Swantkoski)

Alyssa graduated from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Early in her career, her interests shifted, and she works in communications and change management. She lives in Denver with her husband, and they love going on adventures together. She lives for summers in Colorado and enjoys hiking and stand up paddleboarding. She also enjoys collecting plants and stationery sets, reading self-help books, and is obsessed with the Yoga with Adriene YouTube channel. No matter where her career path leads her, writing, and sharing her experiences to help others will always be a part of her plans.