Mariel Cabral

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Senior Development Manager, J-PAL Global

Mariel Cabral is the Senior Development Manager at J-PAL Global. In that role, she develops J-PAL’s philanthropic engagement strategies and cultivates partnerships with a range of donors and supporters to help advance J-PAL’s critical mission. She also manages donor stewardship and development coordination with J-PAL’s regional offices and other parts of MIT. 

Prior to joining J-PAL in 2023, Mariel worked as Director of Foundation Development at Ceres—a nonprofit tackling the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. At Ceres, she was responsible for a portfolio of foundation grants and served as Fundraising Chair for Climate Action 100+, the world's largest investor-led initiative on climate change.

Previously, Mariel worked in a variety of development positions at Accion—a global microfinance and financial inclusion nonprofit. Her responsibilities over the years included managing a portfolio of corporate, foundation, and multilateral donors, overseeing grants management and donor financial reporting, and gift processing.

Mariel holds a BA in political science from Wellesley College.