"You’ve probably heard the quote, ‘Give a [wo]man a fish and you feed her for a day. Teach her to fish and you feed her for a lifetime.’ Unfortunately, higher education today is not focused on equipping younger generations with the tools they need to fish properly in today’s dynamic and ever-changing world. That’s why I’ve dedicated my career to reimagining formal education because it alone has the power to transform lives and truly change the world. Lambda’s mission to unlock human potential regardless of circumstance deeply resonates with me and my personal quest to transform lives through access to effective education.”
As Lambda School’s VP of Learning, Mari is focused on delivering an unmatched learning experience that yields the best possible outcomes for Lambda learners and our hiring partners, regardless of industry. By designing the learner journey from the day someone decides to transform their career to when they’re on the job and are looking to brush up on new technology trends and tools, Mari is reinventing the way adults learn new skills.
Mari joins Lambda School after many years in EdTech. Most recently, Mari led curriculum, instruction, and assessment teams at DataCamp. Prior to that, she spent over a decade leading learning departments and initiatives at Voxy, EF, and Rosetta Stone. She is a lifelong learner and educator and believes the true magic of learning happens at the intersection of technology and human-led instruction.
Mari has a Bachelor of Arts in Classics, with a minor in Spanish from Barnard College and an MA in Spanish Linguistics from Middlebury. An NYC transplant, she currently resides in sunny Miami with her husband and son.