Robin Marsh is a socio-economist with over 25 years of experience in international agriculture and rural development.  Marsh received her PhD from the Food Research Institute, Stanford University.  She subsequently worked for the World Vegetable Center on socio-economic and nutritional benefits of home/community gardening, and for the Food and Agriculture Organization on local institution strengthening for food security and sustainable rural livelihoods.  Marsh joined UC Berkeley in 2000 as Academic Coordinator of the Center for Sustainable Resource Development and Co-Director of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (2000-2013).  She has been a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources since 2003, teaching in the field of Population, Environment & Development, and is Affiliate Faculty with The Blum Center for Developing Economies and The Berkeley Food Institute.

Since 2013, Marsh has been lead researcher on the multi-university study, “Career and Life Trajectories of African Alumni of International Universities”, funded by The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.   Marsh joined UC Berkeley’s Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI) as a Resident Researcher in July 2014.   In 2014-15, she served as Academic Partner for the Global Fund for Women’s Initiative: Rural Women Striding Forward, working with the sub-Saharan African team to develop robust research tools for integrated agroecology-women’s rights initiatives. Since 2003, Marsh has been affiliated with the international non-profit organization, EcoAgriculture Partners, collaborating on leadership development for integrated landscape management in Central America and East Africa.

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