Marie Gilot joined Knight Foundation in September 2012.
Marie has experience in both journalism and non-profit management. Most recently, she was the publisher of Newspaper Tree, a non-profit journalism project in El Paso, Texas. She also worked as the director of a non-profit legal services provider called Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, and as the policy director for a community organizing group called the Border Network for Human Rights, both in El Paso.
Before venturing into the non-profit sector, Marie was a reporter for the El Paso Times, a daily newspaper on the U.S.-Mexico border where, for nine years, she covered Juarez, Mexico, immigration and cross-border manufacturing, among other topics. She also worked as a news assistant for the Wall Street Journal in New York City.
Marie was born and raised in Paris, France. She has a bachelor's degree in communications from the City College of New York, a master's degree in political science from the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Master in Public Policy degree from Princeton University.