Mariela was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana where she graduated from Lafayette High in 2004. Not long after she decided to attend Acadiana Area Career College where she received her Dental Assistant Certification (2005) and soon after received her Expanded Duty Dental Assistant Certification (2006). Ms. Ochoa followed her heart and moved out of state for five years to obtain her Pastoral Certification through the Assemblies of God. She loves God with all of her heart. In her spare time she loves cooking and spending time with her family and friends. Ms. Ochoa has dedicated five years in dentistry. She is thankful to be a part of Morgan Family Dentistry as a dental assistant where the perfect smile is achievable.