Marla is the Research Manager of RISE. She manages an array of thematic research activities, synthesizing the findings of RISE country team work. She has worked on social protection, rural development, and micro-credit programs with government agencies and the World Bank in a range of geographies including India, Zambia, and Mexico. She has also contributed to work on migration and development with researchers at the Center for Global Development. She holds a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a BA in Economics from Tufts University.