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Justin Reeves

Director of Partnerships 10x10 and Girl Rising
Justin Reeves Prior to joining the Girl Rising team in 2010, Justin spent six years working in South America as an anthropologist, teacher and with non-profit organizations benefitting girls and women.  He was awarded an Ambassadorial Scholarship by Rotary International which allowed him to pursue his Master's degree in journalism and a post-graduate program in documentary screenplay writing in Santiago, Chile at La Universidad Católica de Chile.  While in Chile, Justin focused his non-profit work on women and children living with HIV/AIDS and his production work on women marginalized by mental illness.
Justin's role at Girl Rising focuses on creating meaningful partnerships with a diverse set of global non-profit organizations and corporations who are proven leaders in educating and empowering girls.  Through these partnerships, Girl Rising creates a groundswell of global support and is able to create an impact framework, ensuring that it’s goals of changing minds, lives and policy for girls around the world are realized.  
 
Justin has worked in the field with many of Girl Rising's non-profit partners in the field and has documented their work in Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda, Peru and Kenya.  He worked along side the production team in the creation of the Peru, Egypt and Ethiopia chapters of Girl Rising.
 
Justin enjoys inspiring audiences to join the movement and informing them about the importance of educating girls.  He serves on the Advisory Board of AGALI and has spoken as an expert on panels addressing the issue of early marriage at the United Nation’s Foundation as well and twice on live radio shows in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and National Public Radio in the USA. He is particularly passionate about engaging men and boys in the girls education movement and has presented on this topic at: TEDxUnisinos 2012, Social Media Week NYC  and Google Latin American Leadership Conference and will be speaking at TEDxBarcelonaWomen 2013.  He is hopeful that his lead will inspire other men and women to invest in girls.