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  • Martha (Marti) Tesfaye

    Martha (Marti) Tesfaye

    Chief of staff

    Martha (Marti) comes to Reading Partners with nearly a decade of experience in nonprofit education leadership. Prior to becoming Reading Partners' chief of staff, Marti served on the Reading Partners national development team as the national director of major gifts. Marti started her career as a family law attorney and later pivoted to nonprofit fundraising. She has served as a fundraiser at organizations including Teach For America, Center for Inspired Teaching, and Charter Board Partners. Marti holds a bachelor's degree from Columbia University, a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law, and a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University. In her spare time, Marti serves on the boards of oneTilt and Teach For Ethiopia, enjoys traveling whenever she can, and loves exploring new restaurants. Marti lives in the Washington, DC Metro area with her husband and three young children.
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