Christa Newkirk

Community and National Initiatives Program


Christa Newkirk joined Knight Foundation in June 2016.

Newkirk has worked at D&L Parts Company, McGuireWoods and Alexander Youth Network in a variety of marketing, development and database-driven roles. She is passionate about giving back and has been involved in many community organizations, including serving as a member of the Charlotte Chamber Young Professionals board from 2014 to 2016 and as a board member for the local First Book advisory group.

A California native, Newkirk earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from North Carolina A&T State University and dual master’s degrees in marketing and international business from University of Colorado, Denver.