Mary O’Reilly

Special Assistant, Panorama

Mary O’Reilly works closely with Panorama Global’s CEO and the Panorama leadership team to further the organization’s goals. She partners with the CEO in prioritizing resources to ensure the success of each project and helps manage relationships with key stakeholders around the world.

Prior to joining Panorama, Mary worked as Project Director at Not Impossible Labs, a social impact innovation lab dedicated to “changing the world through technology and story.” She has international experience working in East Africa and Europe, developing and implementing complex initiatives that span global development, health, refugee education, youth development, and technology.

She holds a dual master’s degree in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science and USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Her postgraduate research focused on the communicative power of storytelling and photography to catalyze change.

She currently serves as Vice President of the Board at Youth in Focus, a Seattle non-profit dedicated to empowering young people through photography and providing arts education to those who might not otherwise have access to it. In her free time, you can find her in the darkroom, developing her own black and white photographs.

Mary is native of California and spent much of her childhood living in France. She is a triple citizen of the U.S., Ireland, and the U.K., and is fluent in French.


Voices from the Field

Collaboration in a Time of Crisis

Posted on June 24, 2020 by Mary O’Reilly

stack of hands, teamwork
COVID-19 represents a war on two fronts—a public health crisis that has already killed over 400,000 people, and an economic one that has threatened the livelihoods of millions. Because the challenge is so massive, and the needs so great, collaborative philanthropy has been key to coordinating effective responses and allocating funds to reach the greatest number of people in need… Read More