Marianne Scott is a career diplomat and former leader in the non-profit sector. She served in the U.S. diplomatic service as a public diplomacy officer from 1986 to 2002 in Guatemala, Mexico, Kenya, and Washington, D.C. She left the State Department in 2002 after her college friend, Wall Street Journal reporter Danny Pearl, was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, to help his family start the Daniel Pearl Foundation. She then worked with several families reaching out internationally as a response to the loss of a loved one due to terrorism. She was the first executive director of both the Daniel Pearl Foundation and the 9/11 family network Our Voices Together, as well as a senior advisor to the Peter C. Alderman Foundation.
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