Marya is a Co-Founder of The Angel Fund, which brings key women in technology together to invest in Bay Area technology companies. Marya is a Co-Founder, Founding Executive Director and Board Chair Emeritus of Emerge America, the premier national leadership program for women who want to run for public office. Emerge America, which now serves twelve states, is known as a “game-changer” on the national political scene. Marya began her career in corporate finance with Smith Barney and continued doing M&A transactions for a French telecom company in Paris and for a small boutique that she started with a colleague. Subsequently, she was the SVP of Marketing and Strategy for Urban Box Office Networks. She is a Board member of UC Berkeley’s Alumni Association. Marya holds a finance degree from UC Berkeley and an MS in Applied Statistics from Georgetown University.