Marina currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at ExpandED Schools. Marina began her career as a Teach for America corps member in the Mississippi Delta and spent six years as the Founding Principal of KIPP South Fulton Academy, a public charter middle school in metro-Atlanta. Before joining ExpandED, Marina spent eleven years in senior leadership roles at the New York City Department of Education, including leading the development of a strong leadership pipeline for schools citywide. Marina holds a B.A. from Harvard College, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership from National-Louis University.