Marianne Montalvo is an international development professional with over 15 years of global experience in programming funded by the U.S. government, multi-lateral donors, and private foundations.

In business development, Ms. Montalvo has led capture and proposal efforts across the globe for a wide range of funders and clients, with groundwork in countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Jordan, Laos, Liberia and the West Bank. Her experience in the proposal process with USG agencies, multi-lateral funders, and private foundations will help SI strengthen and broaden its funding base. Ms. Montalvo has led collaborative design with a broad array of partners and understands how to bring disparate actors together to work toward common goals.

Ms. Montalvo also specializes in education and youth development and has led and contributed to programs in the U.S., Georgia, Kenya, Macedonia, Malawi, Sao Tome and Principe, Tanzania, Uganda, and the West Bank. She holds an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. in History from Yale University. She speaks fluent English and Spanish, served in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, and is a certified career and life coach.