Marla Chaneta, an EDC international project coordinator, supports project staff in the United States and abroad. She assists in the implementation of youth employability and entrepreneurship programs in Rwanda, Senegal, Djibouti, and Niger and is focused on helping youth gain technical and soft skills to make them more employable.

Prior to joining EDC, Chaneta lived and worked in Zimbabwe, where she led work in youth life skills development at the University of Zimbabwe. Working closely with university staff, she promoted holistic educational training designed to address the emotional, social, and academic needs of university students.

Chaneta holds an MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She received a BA in Media Studies from the University of Namibia.