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2013 Commencement Speech by Sharon Camp '65

Delivered in absentia by Professor Jill Grigsby

About Sharon Camp

Sharon Camp ’65 is the president and CEO of the Guttmacher Institute, the leading policy research organization in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Prior to leading the Guttmacher Institute, she served as the president and CEO of Women’s Capital Corporation, a start-up responsible for the development and commercialization of Plan B emergency contraception and as senior vice president of Population Action International. She was also largely responsible for bringing together the highly successful International Consortium for Emergency Contraception. The author or co-author of more than 70 publications on family planning and related subjects, she has chaired the boards of Family Health International, the National Council for International Health, the International Center for Research on Women, and the Reproductive Health Technologies Project. She has served as an elected director of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), AVSC International, Management Sciences for Health and Population Action International, and currently serves as a senior lecturer in the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. While a student at Pomona College, Camp worked on the Metate yearbook staff, served as a tour guide, played badminton, participated in Model United Nations, and completed a major in international relations. In addition to her Pomona College degree, Camp holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.