Marla Bautista is the author of "My Thoughts Abandoned" and co-author of "Brave Women, Strong Faith." She is also a TEDx speaker. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Maryland University College.
Marla also works on the Military Spouse Advisory Council for Caliber Home Loans; she educates, collaborates, and leads initiatives to prevent and eliminate veteran homelessness. Her passion is helping people in need. She does so as the co-founder and CEO of the Bautista Project Inc, a nonprofit organization providing for homeless community members in Tampa, Florida.