Mary Paliouras joined the Simons Foundation in 2014 to support the grants team and assist awardees with delivery of grants-related materials. Prior to coming to the foundation, Paliouras was senior development manager at Junior Achievement of New York, where she managed and wrote grants. Before that, she worked at Citizens Budget Commission as a development assistant, working with trustees and helping with committee events. Paliouras holds a B.A. in sociology with a minor in women’s studies from Boston University and is currently working toward an M.P.A. at Baruch College/CUNY.