Marshall Direct Fund was founded by a group of experts in foreign relations between the United States and Pakistan. All staff, advisors, and volunteers bring valuable technical expertise that range from International Development, Human Rights, Capacity Building, and Gender Equity.
Founder Silbi Kelly Stainton, a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, earned a Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy focusing on International Security Studies and International Negotiation and Conflict Management. Her areas of focus include counter-terrorism, Middle Eastern studies, and Southwest Asia. She cross-enrolled at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where she studied non-state threats to international security and leadership. Her thesis, which began prior to 9/11, focused on the U.S. management of the war on terror.