Marielle Thete serves as a Learning Tours Program Manager, managing recruitment, trip logistics, including pre-advances, trip planning and trip execution.
She was born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, but considers Portland, Maine, her hometown—where she and her family resettled as refugees when she was six years old.
Prior to joining CARE, Marielle worked on Capitol Hill for three years in the office of U.S. Senator Angus King (I-ME) where she held several positions, including the Senator’s State Scheduler and the Assistant to the Chief of Staff. Marielle comes with experience as a detail-oriented event and trip planner, the lead on site selection and coordination, and project manager. In addition to working in Senator King’s official office, Marielle served as the scheduler for his 2018 reelection campaign.
Marielle holds a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science from Wheaton College (MA). She is fluent in French, Lingala, and Swahili and possess high proficiency in Spanish and Arabic.