Director, Sustainability Education Program, and Operations Officer

Marita Mirzatuny is director of the sustainability education program and is the operations officer for the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, responsible for program strategies, managing the grants portfolio, and collaborating with CGMF’s grantees, partners, and alliances. She is also responsible for CGMF internal operations. 

Prior to joining the foundation, Marita worked for the Texas Solar Power Association and served as a project manager at Environmental Defense Fund, where she focused on clean energy and distributed energy resources. While at EDF, Marita helped evaluate the environmental metrics of Pecan Street Inc.'s demonstration project in Austin and was a prolific writer and speaker on issues related to energy and the environment. She also founded a retail start-up focused on sustainable goods and had a pop-up shop for a number of years.

Marita has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz and an MBA from Texas State University. She has been a contributing author to Forbes, the Austin American-Statesman and two books: Smart Grids: Infrastructure, Technology, & Solutions and Broadband Networks, Smart Grids & Climate Change, as well as an article published in the Journal of Energy Economics, "The Environmental Impacts of Green Technologies in Texas."

Board & Officers


Nichelle Bielinski

Marilu Hastings

Katherine Lorenz

Sarah Mitchell

Emily R. Warren

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