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Kim Hamilton, senior advisor to the Family Planning team, focuses on providing high-quality contraceptive information, services, and supplies to women and girls in the poorest countries.

Most recently, she served as the Director for Strategy, Planning & Management for the Global Policy & Advocacy division, working closely with the President and the leadership team in Seattle, DC, India, China, and Africa, and directed the foundation’s Charitable Sector Support program focused on creating a positive environment for philanthropy in the US and elsewhere. She was previously deputy director for Global Development Policy and Advocacy.

Kim is a demographer by training with a special interest in population trends and poverty. Prior to joining the foundation in 2007, Kim served in several organizations including as president of NetAid, director of program planning and external relations at the Migration Policy Institute, and as the deputy director of social policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Within the philanthropic sector, Kim oversaw global grantmaking at the Alcoa Foundation in 25 countries and helped create the first-ever grantmaking strategy at the Howard Gilman Foundation where she worked on HIV/AIDS research and prevention and on environmental conservation.

Kim received her doctorate in demography from Brown University, a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in African studies and international economics, and a bachelor’s degree from the Robert D. Clark Honors College of the University of Oregon in French and International Studies. She has published several articles on migration and development.

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