Katie Merrick is responsible for analyzing the foundation’s investments. She plays a key role in developing and monitoring its proxy voting and other capital alignment programs. Katie also implemented and manages the foundation’s CRM system.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2007, Katie was Internal Audit Manager for Marvell Semiconductor in Santa Clara, CA, where she helped establish and develop the Internal Audit Department. Previously, she was Internal Auditor for Ernst & Young in Palo Alto, executing traditional internal audits, participating in annual risk assessments and preparing large companies for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance.
Katie enjoys tutoring preteens from East Palo Alto through the volunteer program offered by Beechwood School.
Katie earned a BA in Economics from Brigham Young University. She loves the great outdoors, camping, hiking, backpacking, and cycling. She and her husband have a goal of visiting all 59 of the U.S. National Parks.