Mara walks a path inspired by the magic between knowns and unknowns and the deep, timeless wisdom of earth. With a diverse arc of experience in nonprofit administration, education, environmental conservation, sustainable architecture, and community mobilization, Mara’s work synthesizes her passion for helping others with her devotion to protecting the earth.
Her professional focus includes leveraging qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analysis, strategic planning, and fundraising to maximize organization flow, team-member satisfaction, and long-term project sustainability. Her understanding of project lifecycle and impact (social, environmental, economic) comes from working nationally and internationally on diverse creative, education, and social impact campaigns. In all her work, she believes in the importance of listening, accountability, and designing appropriate metrics of success.
Completing graduate studies in education at the Rhode Island School of Design has bolstered Mara’s work in all areas and has given her a unique toolkit for directing social/environmental initiatives with a keen eye towards the philosophy of pedagogy and relationality.