In September 2021, Brandee joined the Fund for Global Human Rights as the organization’s first Deputy Chief Executive Officer. In her new role, Brandee will strengthen the Fund’s capacity to equip human rights activists with the resources and support they need to bring positive change to their communities.
Brandee has over 15 years of experience working with international foundations, civil society organizations, and the human rights sector. She most recently served as Director of the Civil Liberties Division at the Open Society Initiative for Europe. Prior to that, she served in senior management and global grant-making positions at Laudes Foundation (previously C&A) in Amsterdam, the Levi Strauss Foundation in Brussels, and the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago. Earlier in her career, she practiced law at the Alliance for Children’s Rights and developed strategies to combat child trafficking in Gabon as a Yale Law School Bernstein Fellow for International Human Rights. She serves as a Board member for MADRE, an international women’s rights organisation, and is an Advisor for ARTWORKS Projects in Chicago. Brandee is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. She is a trustee of the women’s rights organization Women Win and serves on the advisory Board of the Ariadne Funders Network. Brandee grew up in Los Angeles and currently resides in Barcelona.