Marla brings a boundless love for policy, politics, and 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 boost state and regional voices on climate change and clean energy, partnering with equity organizations to ensure low-income communities and people of color are at the forefront of solutions. Marla is now tapping communications to help community-based nonprofits launch a restorative justice and economic justice advocacy and training center in Oakland, where she has lived for the last decade.
Over the last 15 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 as varied as U.S. Supreme Court nominations, youth gun violence prevention, affordable housing, clean air and water, reproductive rights, 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.