Marie de Dieu is a program research analyst for the Global Reproductive Health initiative at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She supports the global reproductive health team with policy research, analysis, evaluation, and learning activities.  

Before joining the Foundation, Marie de Dieu worked with local and international non-profit organizations to implement and evaluate a project funded by USAID that aimed to improve the health and well-being of the mothers and children in Rwanda. She consulted with California farmers for Essentials for the Essential Workers campaign to create policy solutions for health problems caused by wildfires and farming practices. She was a Leadership Program Coordinator for Rwanda Girls Initiative and Global Give Back Circle, where she managed young girls’ mentorship program and reproductive health and rights through Girl Talks.  

She has a master’s degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Rwanda.  She speaks Kinyarwanda, English, and French, and is eager to make a positive impact in the field of global reproductive health and women’s education. She volunteered to emcee a fundraising event in 2023 that raised over 1 million USD for Rwanda Girls Initiative.