Rashmi Yadav Marya is a board leader and diversity, equity, and inclusion advisor working with local and national organizations that focus on gender equity and education. She has extensive experience working across the private, public, and political sectors and began her career in neuroscience research working for the multi-national pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co. in their South African affiliate, before shifting to mission driven work. Most recently, she served as board chair of Emerge, a national political organization focused on empowering women to serve in elected and appointed political office. Rashmi is also a trustee of a Bay Area independent school, and has served on the board of the San Francisco FBI Citizens Academy. She is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, King’s College.