Marines Arrieta-Cruz has been principal of P.S. 75 School of Research and Discovery since 2006. Working in a pre-K to 5th grade school located in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, she believes that all students must be provided with opportunity and access on their road to success regardless of their circumstances. Cruz has partnered with volunteers and community based organizations to provide students and staff with a variety of social and cultural experiences beyond the written curriculum. She obtained her Masters in Special Education from Hunter College and Masters in Leadership and Administration from College of New Rochelle. She also served as a 2006 Cahn Ally.