Marlen Suyapa Bodden

Human rights attorney

Human rights attorney and author Marlen Suyapa Bodden has more than 20 years on the front lines representing disadvantaged and immigrant workers in New York. She tapped into this experience and knowledge of human trafficking, human rights abuses, and modern day slavery to write her first novel, The Wedding Gift, set in pre-Civil War times and based on an actual Alabama court case. Bodden is a graduate of Tufts University and earned her law degree from New York University School of Law. She currently resides in Stamford, CT.