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Margot Brandenburg joined the Rockefeller Foundation in 2006. As an Associate Director, she works on program initiatives that pertain broadly to economic development, including an initiative focused on the economic security of low-income US workers (Campaign for American Workers) and one on impact investing. She has also been responsible for an exploratory initiative on green jobs, which focuses on models for using energy efficiency retrofits and other areas of the clean economy to create and sustain good jobs for low-income workers at scale.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Brandenburg worked in the fields of microfinance and community development finance. She has held positions at Shorebank, the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) and the African Development Bank, and has advised microfinance and community development institutions in the US and Africa.
Ms. Brandenburg received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Stanford University and a Masters degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University. She also chairs the Board of Brooklyn Cooperative Credit Union.