Marilyn Syarto

Marilyn Zelinsky Syarto head shot
Marilyn Zelinsky Syarto

Marilyn Syarto has been an editor for The Spruce Pets since 2019 and has more than 30 years of experience in reviewing pet products. She is a seasoned professional writer, editor, and author who contributes to respected print and online publishers with a focus on lifestyle topics, including pets.


  • Marilyn has over 30 years experience in cat ownership, products, food, healthcare, and behavior.
  • Reviewer and writer for Best Reviews, as well as pet food and product descriptions for Walmart's online shopping site.
  • Has Bachelor's in Journalism from New York University


Marilyn Syarto is an editor and writer with an expertise in cats with over 30 years experience in reviewing pet products. She has also reviewed and written about cat products for the online outlet Best Reviews and written cat food and product descriptions for Walmart's online shopping site.


From 1983-1985, Marilyn attended The Fashion Institute of Technology where she studied interior design, advertising and communications, and was the editor of the college newspaper. She then studied journalism at New York University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1985.

Expertise: Cats
Education: The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York University
Location: New York, NY
Title: Editor

About The Spruce Pets

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