Boutros Named 2015 Baylor University Young Alumnus of the Year

Each year, Baylor University recognizes a graduate age 40 or under who has demonstrated remarkable achievement in the previous year. In 2015, Victor Boutros was named the Young Alumnus of the Year.

Boutros holds degrees from Baylor, where he studied philosophy, Harvard, Oxford and University of Chicago Law School, from which he earned a juris doctor in 2003. While pursuing a master’s degree at Harvard, Boutros met Gary Haugen, now president and CEO of International Justice Mission, a human rights organization. Together they authored “And Justice for All: Enforcing Human Rights for the World’s Poor” and “The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence.”

Boutros also serves as a member of the board of advisors for the Honors College at Baylor.

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Kelli Ross

Kelli Ross

Kelli’s background is in journalism, public relations and peacebuilding. Prior to joining the Institute, she was the Communications Officer / Special Assistant to the Executive Director at Lwala Community Alliance in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations in Washington, D.C., directly supporting the Bureau’s Assistant Secretary; as director of communications for microfinance organization Five Talents in Vienna, Virginia; and as business reporter at The Jackson (TN) Sun. She has worked and studied in Kenya, South Sudan, Liberia, India, Peru, and Israel. Kelli holds a BA in communication arts from Union University and an MS in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.