Marla de la Cruz

AGAC Fellow

Marla de la Cruz (she/her/hers) is a Adolescent Girls Advisory Council Fellow at Global Fund for Women.

Marla was part of the First Adolescent Girls Advisory Council of the Global Fund for Women from 2020 to 2023 and is currently an Adolescent Girls Advisory Council Fellow. In 2018, she founded Girl Up CIDEB (Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de Educación Bilingüe), and in 2021, she became the President of Girl Up Tec de Monterrey.

Her interests in education accessibility, sexual and reproductive rights, and youth have motivated her as a gender justice activist since 2016. Moreover, she has been part of research projects with the Reach Alliance, MexiCovidApp, Noria Research, and Impunidad Cero, among other institutions and organizations. Additionally, she is Member of Generation Democracy.

Marla de la Cruz is pursuing a double major in International Relations and Government and Public Transformation at Tec de Monterrey.