Marianna is a senior researcher with the New York University Stern School of Business, Center for Sustainable Business. She has twenty-five years of experience in implementing innovative public policy, government strategy and finance, nonprofit management, board development, political and organizational fundraising, federal, state, and city government relations, and financial management. As a successful development professional, Marianna has a track record of helping to raise more than $280 million in public and private funds. She worked in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration as senior policy advisor to the commissioner of NYC Environmental Protection (DEP), where she helped develop green infrastructure policy and partnerships to advance the Mayor’s equity agenda in DEP’s $2.4 billion stormwater management program. Previously, she was the president of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for more than a decade, helping to forge the complex political, financial, and community support for the creation of NYC’s new iconic park. She also worked as a litigation associate at Dewey, Ballantine. A resident of Boston, she holds an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s Kennedy School, a J.D. from Fordham University Law School, and an A.B. from Princeton University. She is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and Washington, D.C.