Reed Kessler The Americas 2024

Reed Kessler is the Associate Director of Policy at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, where she focuses on U.S. defense policy, emerging technology, and grand strategy. Prior to joining RRI, she served at the Department of State in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, as well as the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She also has work experience at the UN Operations and Crisis Centre and the UN Refugee Agency. Reed is a recent graduate from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She also graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Human Rights and Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia. Prior to her studies, she served as a member of the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team and became the youngest athlete ever selected to compete in her sport at the London Olympics.