Marie Huber

Senior Researcher

Research design master. Data-driven decision-making devotee. Art lover and carpet enthusiast. Avid dog petter.

Marie Huber is a Senior Researcher at Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies. She is a social behavioral researcher with eight years of experience as a mixed-methods researcher in the social impact and humanitarian field understanding real people problems and supporting teams with research to develop strategies, products, and services that address them. Marie’s experience spans some of the most challenging contexts in the world, having worked in or supported research teams in over 30 countries. Her roles have focused on designing and delivering generative and evaluative research to support cross-functional stakeholders across a range of sectors including community development, education, gender and social equity, gender-based violence, water and sanitation, healthcare services, and emergency response.

Marie is a research methods and methodology enthusiast. She’s just as excited sitting in front of a person listening, observing, and learning about their experiences as she is sitting in front of a dataset discovering meaningful insights. She’s also a visual artist who brings equal parts reasoning and imagination to her work. Marie is skilled at tackling tough questions about complex problems, getting creative about research approaches, building buy-in from research stakeholders, effectively considering culture and context, and delivering engaging, actionable insights that make a difference. She’s passionate about ethics and delivering rigorous research right-sized to the resources at hand.

Marie holds a B.A. in Art and Political Science from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Philosophy in International Peace Studies from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. She loves art and is currently reviving her former life as a painter, with an aspirational interest in textile and fiber arts. After several years living and working abroad, Marie is thrilled to be living stateside again and discovering all that the Bay Area has to offer.