Mariela Dyer

is Research and Development Associate at The Lever Fund. She focuses on finding and cultivating new partnerships with stakeholders to further Lever Fund's mission of breaking the poverty cycle in the DC region. A graduate of Wellesley College, she majored in Economics and Russian Area Studies. She has experience in the nonprofit sector both domestically and abroad, as she previously worked in Corporate and Foundation Relations during her time at Wellesley and interned at the Donors Forum in Moscow.