Marangelie “Mara” Velez

Marangelie “Mara” Velez is a Graduate Research Assistant/Relationship Coach at Project Harmony. Marangelie earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from the University of Central Florida in 2020. As a counselor, she has experience working with women in substance use facilities, with children/teens, and with couples. Currently, she is back at UCF as a doctoral student in pursuit of her PhD in Counselor Education. Her favorite part of being a Graduate Research Assistant is learning more about the research that helps couples and families in Central Florida. As a Relationship Coach, she enjoys meeting new people and helping couples enhance their relationship. In her free time, Mara likes to go to concerts, travel, and going on nature walks.