Robin Marsh

resident researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Robin Marsh is a socio-economist with more than 25 years of experience in international agriculture, rural development and leadership development. She 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), joining ISSI in 2014. She lectures in the field of Population, Environment and Development, and is affiliate faculty with The Blum Center for Developing Economies and the Berkeley Food Institute. Marsh was a founding partner in developing the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Berkeley which funds sub-Saharan African undergrads and MA students to attend UC Berkeley (2012-2020). She is lead researcher on a multi-university project examining the career and life trajectories of African alumni of international universities ( Marsh is currently leading a campus-wide initiative to provide research and training inputs to the East African Learning Lab for Population, Health and Environment. She is a fellow with EcoAgriculture Partners and the associated global initiative, Landscapes for People, Food and Nature. She received her Ph.D. from the Food Research Institute, Stanford University.