Marla brings a boundless love for policy, politics, and social equity. She enjoys serving as a bridge that people can walk across to find common ground. She has a deep tolerance for messy politics, a personal commitment to keeping it real, and an ability to talk (or tweet) with anyone. At Resource Media, Marla uses strategic communications to protect, implement, and expand the West Coast’s leadership on climate change, partnering with social justice organizations to ensure low-income communities and people of color are at the forefront of solutions. She also works to maintain and contribute to Women at the Center, an online platform on domestic and global reproductive rights issues.
Over the last 13 years, Marla’s career has spanned government, nonprofit, and philanthropy settings, on Capitol Hill and in the Bay Area. She has worked at the intersection of advocacy and communications on issues including federal judicial nominations, youth gun violence prevention, affordable housing, and climate change. Prior to Resource Media, Marla worked with The San Francisco Foundation, Greenbelt Alliance, Alliance for Justice, and the Rehabilitation Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Education. Somewhere along the way, she earned a Master of Public Administration with a focus in Sustainable Development from San Francisco State University.