Marie Groark is director of foundation programs for the Schultz Family Foundation. Prior to joining the Schultz Family Foundation, Ms. Groark was at Viacom where she founded Get Schooled, a nonprofit that inspires young Americans to get engaged in their education. Ms. Groark has also served as a senior program officer with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In that position, she worked closely with media, government, and nonprofit partners to shine the spotlight on America's drop out crisis and launched the foundation’s Postsecondary Success initiative. She also spent five years as a management consultant specializing in strategy development with PwC Consulting advising public and private sector clients. She began her career as a social studies teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, New York. Ms. Groark serves on the board of the Student Press Law Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree from Teacher’s College at Columbia University and a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.