Pam Campos-Palma is an impactful political strategist and movement builder focused on peace and security, justice for all, and defeating rising ethno-nationalist populism at home and across borders. She has been internationally recognized for her leadership, and has been a trusted, catalyzing force, building and diversifying military veterans’ voices, representation, and organizing. She is well known for crafting inside-outside strategies and expertly bridging grassroots and grasstops worlds to win lasting change. As an independent consultant, Pam currently partners with national-level leaders, campaigns, organizations and think tanks in the US and internationally, and brings foreign policy & national security to life through base building, developing leaders, and political organizing. Her core passion is building power among the most disenfranchised for systems-change, transforming foreign policy and national security as a "people's issue", and being an active practitioner in transnational movement building to tackle our world's toughest threats.
Pam served in the U.S. Air Force for over a decade as an operations and anti-terrorism intelligence analyst working in Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq and Afghanistan. She began her career in the immigrant rights movement, served as a gubernatorial appointee for the state of Oregon, and as a consultant to international NGO’s and social impact ventures. She is 2019 Atlantik-Brücke's Young Leader, was named a "Top 40 Under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy" by Huffington Post, and a 2018 Champion of Change by the UN. Pam has been featured on NBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR, among others, and holds a Masters of Public Administration from NYU with a focus in International Policy and Management. She is a Defense Council member of the Truman National Security Project, an Advisory Board member of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), and a member of the Women’s March Steering Committee