Gabrielle Fitzgerald is the former Director of Program Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Program Advocacy team is responsible for designing and leading the implementation of advocacy strategies to advance the foundation’s global priorities. Gabrielle joined the foundation in 2004 and previously served as a Deputy Director for Global Health Policy & Advocacy. Prior to the foundation, Gabrielle spent five years at the USAID, focusing on HIV/AIDS and emergency programs. Previously, she managed communications for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and was a fellow with USAID/Zambia. Earlier in her career, Gabrielle was a speechwriter/ researcher for President Clinton, worked at the Department of Health and Human Services and was a staff member on the 1992 Clinton/Gore Campaign. Gabrielle holds a Master’s of Public Administration from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and a B.A. from American University in Washington DC.