Camille Eiss joined OCCRP in 2017 and is chief of global partnerships and policy. She leads strategic planning, development, and strategic communications as well as advocacy on issues of media freedom and sustainability. She builds and oversees OCCRP’s partnerships with civil society, donors, and the policy world, strengthening the reach and impact of our reporting.
Camille has spent her career at the intersection of human rights, democracy, and international development. Prior to joining OCCRP, she served in the Obama Administration at the State Department and USAID. As senior advisor for anti-corruption to the assistant secretary for democracy, rights, and labor, she launched the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium, a partnership that pairs investigative journalism with informed advocacy to advance reform and accountability. She led USAID’s engagement in the UN’s SDG negotiations and communications in response to a series of level 3 humanitarian emergencies. Previously, she was the founding policy director of the Truman National Security Project.
She has served as assistant editor of and research analyst for Freedom in the World, the global political rights and civil liberties survey at Freedom House and as associate managing editor of The Washington Quarterly, a foreign affairs journal at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. With degrees from Georgetown University and the London School of Economics, she is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow with the Truman National Security Project. She is based in Washington, D.C.