Mariel Cabral joined Ceres in September 2016 as Senior Manager on the Development team. In that role, she manages a portfolio of foundations that support Ceres’ advocacy for sustainability leadership. Mariel collaborates with program staff to develop proposals and identify areas where Ceres can partner with funders for the greatest impact.

Prior to Ceres, Mariel worked in development for nine years at Accion—a global microfinance and financial inclusion nonprofit. From 2013 to 2016, she was responsible for a portfolio of corporate, foundation, and multi-lateral donors. Before that, Mariel oversaw grants management and donor financial reporting, while managing a small portfolio of family foundations.

Mariel holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. She speaks American Sign Language.