Mary Miller Flowers is the program officer for the Global Criminal Justice Fund at the Open Society Foundations. In this role, Flowers manages a global grant-making and advocacy program focused on supporting civil society to combat the overuse of pretrial detention and increase access to legal aid for indigent criminal defendants. She also provides support to grant-giving programs focused on disability rights and freedom of information.
Prior to joining the Foundations, Flowers served as the project manager for the Carter Center’s Rule of Law program in Liberia, where she directed community paralegals and civil society organizations in providing legal aid and human rights education throughout the country.
Flowers holds a MS in divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University and an MA in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She received a BA in religion from Emory University.