Pamela Ress Reeves is an international development and policy strategist who advises governments, foundations, and companies. She has contributed to global strategic agenda-setting as advisor to Nike and Mars, Inc., and as the consulting senior advisor for gender strategy to the executive office of Melinda Gates. She served as director of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton's International Fund for Women and Girls at the U.S. Department of State. Reeves served as the U.N. human rights officer in Liberia during that country's civil war, and has worked in over 20 countries on governance transitions over the past three decades. Reeves graduated from Brown in 1987. As an undergraduate, she was an International Relations concentrator with a focus on transitions to democracy, which she continued to pursue both professionally and at Yale University where she received her M.A. In addition to her service on Brown's Board of Trustees, Reeves is a member of the Board of Governors of the John Carter Brown Library. She also serves on the boards of directors of the Kakenya Center for Excellence in Kenya and the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda.