Khadija Rejto, Visiting Fellow
Khadija Rejto is no stranger to philanthropy—on a global scale. As Managing Director of Solutions International Advisors, she has traveled from the Kenyan countryside to the heart of India’s megacities and beyond to identify worthy projects for her philanthropically-minded clients. She is also the Chair of the U.S. Board of FXB International, a global nonprofit dedicated to combating poverty and HIV/AIDS. That’s a pretty full plate, but as the mother of twin four-year-olds, we knew she must be an accomplished multi-tasker and just the right person to take on an additional “international” project for Pinkerton. In her adjunct role, Khadija will help the Foundation get closer to the emerging new immigrant communities in New York City and identify programs serving young people in those areas. She’s a natural for the project. Born in Morocco, she came to the U.S. to study at Northeastern University. She earned a Masters from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Diploma in International Law from the Graduate School of International Studies in Switzerland. After stints in finance and with Harvard’s Vietnam Education Program, she joined the World Health Organization, where she was a liaison officer with the Crisis Unit and helped manage the Health as a Bridge for Peace Program. Later, she worked with the International Medical Corps. (She’s also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.) Khadija says she’s eager to get closer to organizations that deliver grassroots services. With us she’ll get to do just that: No passport or visas, only a MetroCard required. After her year as a Visiting Fellow, Khadija moved to the private sector in 2015 with a focus on corporate social responsibility.