Research & Content Development Fellow
Mara holds a BA in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service. She currently works with a renowned research institution, where she supports international public opinion research and analysis. Previously, Mara worked in management consulting as an analyst supporting state and federal social service agencies including the National Science Foundation, Department of Education, and Department of Agriculture in conducting large program evaluations and managing technical assistance projects. While at American, she focused her studies on quantitative research methods, international political economy, and the Middle East. During her undergraduate career, she worked as an intern at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, Project on Middle East Democracy, and United States Fund for UNICEF supporting research and outreach efforts.