Marla Britt is a senior level process engineer at Applied Materials in the Rapid Thermal Processing division. Born and raised in New England, she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 2001, and moved to California to work for Applied Materials. When Applied Materials’ Women’s Professional Development Network (WPDN) was started in Santa Clara in 2005, Marla started as an active member and volunteer. She has stepped up her role over the years to include Social and Community Outreach Chair, Vice President and currently President. She is a member of the Corporate Women’s Initiative Consortium, EMC’s Women in Technology Group, and regularly participates in all other employee resource groups at Applied Materials.