Marie Gualtieri, Ph.D., is a Legislative Assistant in the Office of U.S. Congresswoman and Chair of House Appropriations Rosa L. DeLauro. Marie's joy is to transform people's lived experiences into meaningful action and concrete change.
For over a decade, Marie facilitated strategic partnerships with community-based organizations, health providers, and foundations, working on issues related to people's Social Determinants of Health across the lifespan. Her work includes infants, children and families, college students, grandparents raising grandchildren, older adults, communities of color, persons experiencing homelessness, and geographic comparisons.
In the past, Marie has made change through research, program evaluation, and securing additional grant funding for organizations to expand their capacity. And as a Health and Aging Policy Fellow for the Congresswoman, she has engaged with policy and appropriations.
Throughout her work, Marie continuously heard, "I just want people to hear my story." In her response, Marie promised that she would share their stories with others. Marie remains dedicated to continuing her work in creating meaningful change in the lives of the American people, ensuring that people's lived experiences and voices translate into policy.
Marie received her Ph.D. in Sociology from North Carolina State University and her B.A. and M.A. in Sociology/ Applied Sociology from the University of Central Florida.
Capstone Conversation: Senior Nutrition
Office of U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro