A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Marni graduated from The George Washington University with a degree with high honors in International Economics, and received her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School. She is an active member of the New York Bar. Marni advises clients in the food and agriculture sector on policy, advocacy, legal, and strategy matters.
With nearly two decades of experience in the private, non-profit, and government sectors, Marni is an expert in strategic thinking, advocacy and analysis, particularly in the areas of organic food and agriculture policy, congressional and administrative advocacy, non-profit and small business management, and antitrust and competition law.
Marni currently teaches “Foundations of Food Policy”, a course in the Political Science department at Tulane University, and sits on the advisory board of Shift Change, a New Orleans organization working to make food, beverage, and nightlife spaces safer for all, with a focus on sexual violence education, prevention, intervention, and response for bar and restaurant industry professionals. Besides her professional skills she has a passion for cooking delicious local food, and received a Culinary Arts diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France.