Marcella Cage is a program associate for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She supports grantmaking operations for the Foundation’s efforts to strengthen civil society and leadership, specifically focused on reproductive health and smallholder farmer and forest-dependent communities.
Prior to this role, Marcella lived in Washington, D.C., where she worked in reproductive health and rights as a senior advocacy fellow at Population Connection Action Fund. She researched the impact of policies that impact foreign assistance for sexual and reproductive health programs abroad and helped mobilize communities to elect members of Congress who support increased funding for international family planning services.
Marcella is passionate about helping communities experiencing homelessness and for over 10 years has been involved with CHAM Ministry, a local San Jose organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of those experiencing homelessness in Santa Clara County. Marcella holds a Master of Arts in applied global practice management from the University of Winchester and a Bachelor of Science in public relations and global studies from San Jose State University.