Gina M. Raimondo ’98 J.D.
Providence, Rhode Island
Gina M. Raimondo is the 75th Governor of Rhode Island and the state’s first female governor. Prior to her inauguration in January 2015, Raimondo served as the state’s General Treasurer and worked to redesign Rhode Island's public employee pension system. As Governor, she is focused on building the skills students and workers need to compete in the 21st century, fostering innovation, and attracting entrepreneurs to stimulate the economy and create jobs. Ms. Raimondo graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and earned a doctorate in sociology from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. After graduating from Yale Law School, Ms. Raimondo clerked for U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York. She then served as founding employee and senior vice president at Village Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Williamstown, Massachusetts, before co-founding her own venture capital firm in Rhode Island, Point Judith Capital. A former member of the University Council, she was elected Alumni Fellow in 2014.