Marta Urquilla

Board Member - President, Centri Tech Foundation

Marta is President of Centri Tech Foundation, where she leads a social impact strategy focused on leveraging digital technologies to advance social and economic outcomes. She has over 25 years’ experience managing programs and leading results-oriented policy approaches to improve lives. Previously, she was chief program officer at Education Design Lab, directing the creation of new education models toward the future of work. Previously, she was Deputy Director at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University, where she led efforts to scale social change. Under President Obama, Marta served as Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation and as Senior Advisor for Social Innovation at the Corporation for National and Community Service, where she built and implemented the first Social Innovation Fund in the U.S. Government, a model adopted across federal agencies. She served on the advisory board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation and on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, Technology, Innovation and Government Reform working group. An Echoing Green Fellow, Marta is a social entrepreneur who has designed community solutions to connect low-income youth and communities to the digital economy, promote public health through grassroots organizing and policy change, and build the capacity of girls and young women of color to be creative agents of change. She serves on the boards of Education Design Lab, Green Schoolyards America, and Urban Alliance. Marta holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature and visual arts from Duke University.