Marla Gladney-Smallwood serves as the administrative assistant at the PPIC Sacramento Center. Along with providing administrative support to the president's office, she collaborates with PPIC staff in research, communications, facilities management, and government affairs. She also facilitates staff participation in external events. Before joining PPIC, she worked extensively as an executive assistant in multiple industries. She holds a BA in human development, with an emphasis in sociology, from California State University, East Bay.