Zena Marchant has lived in New York City her whole life. She studied meteorology at Penn State University for four years before returning to CUNY City College to receive a Master's Degree in Earth and Environmental Science.
Marchant placed a high value on lifelong learning and has received a number of professional certifications during the course of her career. She has an OSHA 40 Safety and Training certificate, a Florida Association of Safety Councils OSHA 30 construction certificate, and a National Safety Council OSHA 10 Construction certificate. The New York Department of Labor has also granted her a NYS Mold Assessor License.