Mari Faines serves as the Partner for Mobilization at Global Zero (GZ) where she oversees movement building strategies for the organization. In this role, she helps GZ navigate the intersection of nuclear disarmament and social justice through tactics such as grassroots organizing, policy engagement, and coalition building. Faines joins Global Zero having served a Director of Communications and Outreach at Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR); as well as a five-year tenure at TransPerfect, a global solutions firm where she held Project Manager & Team Lead positions in New York and London respectively. As a podcast host and diversity & equity activist, Faines remains active with a variety of advocacy organizations with her work as a Steering Committee Member for Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation’s (WCAPS) global DEI initiative ‘Organisations in Solidarity’. In addition, she is also a member of Foreign Policy 4 America (FP4A) NextGen Initiative, serving as the co-lead for the DEI working group. Other roles also include a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Spring 2022 AILA International Fellow. Faines formerly served on the Board of WCAPS-UK; and was founder and host of the WCAPS-UK Podcast ‘Got Melanin’. She has worked with Democrats Abroad, African Development Forum, the London Conversations, and as a UNITE 2030 Youth Delegate Lead for the 2021 program with a primary focus on UN Sustainable Development Goals. She holds a Master of Science (MSc) in the Politics of Conflict, Rights, and Justice from SOAS University of London, and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Colgate University. Her research specialized in nuclear intersectionality, conflict resolution, transitional justice, and racial disparities in the United States, sub-Saharan Africa, and the African diaspora. Faines has a passionate belief that only through unselfish commitment, and authentic innovative collaboration can we, as a society, ever hope to achieve equity, justice, and peace, for all populations.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2022