Marlysa D. Gamblin is the Domestic Advisor for Policy and Programs for Specific Populations at Bread for the World, where her expertise is providing research and analysis to end hunger and poverty among low-income African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, those involved with the criminal justice system, undocumented immigrants and female-headed households. In addition to her economic portfolio at Bread, Marlysa previously chaired the Economic Empowerment work for the NAACP DC Branch, where she built capacity in the Black business and residential community in DC.
Prior to joining Bread for the World, Marlysa was a Program Manager for the Corporation for Enterprise Development, where she built capacity in non-profits working directly with low-income communities and had a particular focus to close the racial wealth divide.
Marlysa holds her Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Berkeley.