Olga Marlin

Olga Marlin (New York, 1934) studied in Trinity College Dublin where she obtained an M.A. with a view to becoming a teacher. While there, she met and joined Opus Dei in 1955. In 1957 she studied in Rome for an academic year, where she interacted with the Founder on a number of occasions. In 1960 Josemaría Escrivá invited Olga to join the first group of women going to Africa to start the Work in Kenya. They founded Kianda College in 1961, followed by other initiatives which Olga relates in her book To Africa with a Dream (2002). In 2011 Olga was awarded a D. Litt. (Honoris Causa) by Strathmore University.