Marla Felcher has worked as a marketing professor, investigative journalist, marketing consultant, and consumer advocate. She’s taught at Northwestern University, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and UMass-Boston’s McCormack School of Policy Studies. She has written extensively about product safety regulation for the Atlantic Monthly, Slate, Mother Jones, and other magazines. She is a Co-Founder and past-president of The Philanthropy Connection, a nonprofit that awards grants to organizations that work to improve the quality of life for low-resource individuals and families living in the greater Boston area. She served on the 2008 Obama Transition Team advisory committee, the Jewish Council for Education & Research Great Schlep campaign advisory board, and the board of directors of the Road Scholar (d/b/a Elderhostel), Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Summer Search Boston, the Youth Job Center of Evanston, and the Evanston Community Foundation. She currently serves on the board of The Cambridge Community Foundation. Marla holds an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Marketing. She and her husband live in Cambridge with their rescue mutt Becca Sue Bazerdog.