Mari helps to manage the foundation’s practices in adaptive management and evaluation, including managing external independent evaluations, working with program staff on measurement and evaluation activities, and facilitating cross-foundation collaboration in effective adaptive management practice.
Before joining the foundation, Mari worked in Malawi as a Blakeley Foundation Fellow in monitoring and evaluation for Population Services International (PSI), for which she designed and implemented a monitoring system for a family planning social franchise program. She previously worked for a division of the Center for American Progress in international human rights policy, and as a program officer based in the U.S. and South Sudan at Africa ELI, an international education NGO.
Mari holds a master’s degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she focused on monitoring and evaluation and global health. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bates College.