Mari Pablo grew up in a Hispanic family in Miami. She graduated from Franciscan University with a double major in theology and psychology and is working toward her master's in theology from the Augustine Institute. She has worked in youth ministry for over 15 years, including being a youth minister in New Orleans, and is currently a high school theology teacher in Miami. She recently worked with Ascension Press in the YOU-Theology of the Body program for teens. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter him.