Marla is the Associate Director for Advancement Communications. She is responsible for the marketing and messaging related to the College of ACES's efforts to secure private support for education, research and outreach programs.
In ACES, before taking on her current role, she was development officer for the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN). Marla has also served as the Information Director for the Champaign County Farm Bureau and a PR writer for Bader Rutter and Associates.
Outside of ACES, the Fisher, Illinois resident is active in her community through 4-H, her church, and a local women’s philanthropic group. She also greatly enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on the Illini.