Marie Perrot is a Research Associate at the Ounce of Prevention Fund, an organization that shares her mission to financially disadvantaged young children have the best possible chance for success in life. At the Ounce, Marie focuses on family engagement research and program evaluation across the Ounce’s innovative digital tools as well as their direct-service programs, such as the Ounce’s national network of 24 Educare Schools. Though originally from Paris, France, Marie grew up in Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore.
Marie received her Master's in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2018, where she was a Program on Education Policy and Governance Fellow and co-chaired the school’s inaugural Women in Power Conference. As a strong proponent for equitable access to high quality services from birth onward, Marie is honored to join the National Leaders Council to build her skills developing effective and sustainable service delivery systems that help children, families and communities thrive. Prior to attending the Kennedy School, Marie spent two years as a Research Assistant at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C., and one year as a Match Corps member at Match Community Day Public Charter School in Boston tutoring small groups of Kindergarten and Preschool students. Marie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Child Development from Tufts University.
Marie recently moved to Pittsburgh to join her husband, Ben, who is pursuing a PhD in Robotic at Carnegie Mellon University. Marie and Ben can frequently be found splitting an unreasonable amount of tapas at Morcilla or taking long walks around Frick Park.