The College of William and Mary: B.A., Government, Environmental Studies
Duke University, Nicholas School of Environment: Masters of Environmental Management
Marielle Canter Weikel leads CI’s strategy to engage the private sector on freshwater conservation. She also works with companies to develop environmental sustainability policies and strategies. Throughout her decade with CI spanning over 20 countries, Marielle has managed global relationships between CI and large multinational companies across a variety of sectors and advised CI field programs on corporate engagement strategies.
Prior to joining CI, Marielle worked as an environmental, health and safety consultant, and held numerous positions in the public policy and government arenas. Marielle’s master’s research focused on the implementation of four companies’ corporate environmental policies and strategies to understand what positive, measurable impact their implementation had on the environment. During undergraduate coursework, Marielle researched environmental scarcity and conflict in East Africa’s Lake Victoria and completed a semester with Columbia University at the Biosphere 2 Center, where she examined the links between water availability and urban sprawl.