M.A. International Relations and Environmental Policy, Boston University
B.A. Business Administration and Management, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Marta Marello has a background in economics and environmental policy with research and project management experience in the fields of energy efficiency, climate change mitigation, and the informal sector of waste management.
Based at the Pardee Center, she is currently Project Manager for the BU Climate Action Plan where her role is to coordinate and participate in the research efforts of a university-wide task force in developing climate mitigation and adaptation strategies that will be submitted for consideration by the University’s Board of Trustees. She also writes monthly reports for Climate Scorecard, a small non-profit documenting progress of the top 25 greenhouse gas-emitting countries in implementing the Paris Agreement. Previously, Marello was part of a research team that examined the demand side of energy in large residential buildings for a multidisciplinary project in collaboration with Madison Park Development Corporation in Boston.
In the fall of 2015, Marello was invited to present at the Climate KIC program hosted within COP21 in Paris, France. As the Boston winner of the #Climathon global competition, Marello and her team showcased their climate adaptation solution related to coastal flooding to a high-level audience of city, climate, and start-up specialists.
While in graduate school, Marello researched the informal sector of waste management in Latin America. Fieldwork in Brazil and Nicaragua in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) culminated in her Master thesis titled “Waste Pickers: Strategies to Enhance Livelihoods” and a policy brief published through the Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI) with co-author Ann Helwege.