Marian Jakubiak joined the Simons Foundation in 2014 to manage business operations and assist in long-term planning and strategy development at the Center for Computational Biology. Before coming to the foundation, Jakubiak was budget analyst and executive assistant in the office of the executive vice president at New York University, where she provided oversight of revenue, expenses and budgets. Before that, she worked at Columbia University as special assistant to the executive vice president and dean of the faculties of medicine. Jakubiak holds a B.A. in political science from Baruch College, City University of New York and an M.P.A. from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service.