Marika is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Master in Business Administration candidate at the Wharton School of Business. She is also a graduate of Stanford University, where she received a BA in Economics, and a BA in Political Science, graduating with honors. Aner college, Marika joined Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division, working initially in the United States and then transferring to the firm’s office in Russia. Directly prior to graduate school, Marika was working at Ducat Capital, a Moscow-‐based M&A boutique which she founded with senior Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs professionals. Marika grew up in Los Angeles, California.