The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is excited to announce that Marieannette Otero has joined our staff as the new regional policy manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region. With continued support from Kaiser Permanente, Marieannette will be working throughout the Greater Washington, DC region as well as the City of Baltimore to advance policies that support Safe Routes to School and safe, accessible active transportation for everyone and to leverage funding to support active transportation.
Prior to joining Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Marieannette oversaw the Association for Safe International Road Travel’s Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program activities providing strategic and technical guidance to civil society organizations in Kenya and Turkey advocating for evidenced-based road safety policies in-country. Ms. Otero’s extensive experience in the non-profit program management and program implementation at the international and national level, include work as Director of the Networks Program for Sapientis (Puerto Rico), Logistics Coordinator for ORCID and Program Assistant for Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua at the Inter-American Foundation (Virginia). She has served as education policy and planning consultant for the Flamboyán Foundation (Puerto Rico) and Pizza Hut’s Book It! Program.
Marieannette holds a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature and Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Law.
You can reach Marieannette at marieannette[at]saferoutespartnership.org.