Merline Engle is a Haitian-American who is passionate about education, hospitality and entrepreneurship. She’s committed to continuing her family’s legacy of giving back to her mother land. Merline remembered well how her grand father would make his students repeat, “Education is the only key to a better life.” Having grown up in a diverse and international household helped Merline learn to serve as a bridge between Haitian and other internationals. Merline founded Wozo in 2006, Haiti Partners’ community choir, Bellevue guest house, and is the designer behind the handmade Haitian greeting cards being crafted at the Children’s Academy. Merline is a Co-founder of the Children’s Academy and continues to play an active role. She’s the creator of Merline’s Hot Sauce, is a foodie, loves nature, is a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a friend, a lifelong learner and a mentor.