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Executive Director

Gabriel (not Gabe) joined TMC staff in 2014 as our community organizer and was hired as Executive Director in 2017. He first encountered TMC during the anti-war protests of the early 2000s and our work together ranges across racial justice, ecological defense, labor solidarity, immigrant rights, and other moves towards liberation. He began losing his vision at age nineteen, loves playing music, and hopes to maintain lifelong curiosity.


Community Organizer

In addition to being the community organizer of the Thomas Merton Center, Krystle M. Knight serves on the executive board of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) and sits on the Pennsylvania Poor People's Campaign coordinating committee. She has continued TMC’s strong community relationships and her work has included campaigns to reclaim stolen wages, prevent the criminalization of public transit riders, stop the privatization of our public water, and many actions in solidarity with workers, immigrants, and Muslim communities. The daughter of immigrant parents, Krystle Martha Knight is a queer, 2nd generation, Mexican-American organizer born and raised in Houston, TX. She holds a bachelor of arts in sociology with a minor in social work from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. 

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Krystle M. Knight 

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