Robert Marten

GPPi Circle of Friends

Robert is currently an associate at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, where he focuses on strategic grant-making in global health policy, and is involved with work on climate change, agriculture and water.  Before joining the foundation, Robert most recently worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the German Development Cooperation in Zambia and South Africa.

Robert was a research assistant with the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin from 2007-2008. While at GPPi, he received a fellowship to participate in Humanity in Action’s human rights educational program in Germany.  Robert's experience also includes work in Vietnam and Burma with Volunteers-in-Asia, SwissContact, USAID, the Vietnam Education Foundation, CARE, the Vietnamese government and the Netherlands Medical Committee. He further served as manager for a United Nations Volunteers project working with people living with HIV/AIDS in Hanoi, Vietnam, and interned with the United Nations Office for Project Services in Nairobi, Kenya, and Monrovia, Liberia.

He holds a master’s in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and earned a certificate in global health effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health.  Since January 2009, Robert has been working on a master’s degree in public health through a part-time/distance-learning program at Johns Hopkins University. Robert holds a BA in history and political science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.