Her area of focus is health policy, in particular health equity, the social determinants of health, and the social safety net. Marianna brings experience in program design, community engagement, and coalition building to advance health access, address food insecurity, and promote civic engagement among California’s diverse communities. Most recently, Marianna worked for the City and County of San Francisco’s Human Services Agency analyzing the services delivered to older adults and adults living with a disability.
Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Marianna worked for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund where she mobilized Latinx community members and partners in the Bay Area and Central Coast on the 2020 Census. In addition, she worked for Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles engaging a collaborative of community-based organizations to advocate for language access, oral health, and overall access to quality and affordable health coverage in California.
Marianna holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. She was raised in Michigan and the United Kingdom, and now resides in Oakland, California.