Giselle Lopez

Senior Specialist

Giselle is a Senior Specialist at the PeaceTech Lab. PeaceTech Lab works for individuals and communities affected by conflict, using technology, media, and data to accelerate local peacebuilding efforts. Headquartered at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), the Lab carries out its mission in close collaboration with public and private sector partners.

Giselle’s work with PeaceTech focuses on providing support for the Lab's Open Situation Room Exchange (OSRx), a program designed to make data more accessible to the peacebuilding community. At PeaceTech Lab, she has also organized and served as a trainer for exchanges in India, Myanmar, Turkey, and Egypt to build capacity for peacebuilding organizations to incorporate low-cost, easy-to-use technology solutions to support their efforts. 

Giselle joined PeaceTech Lab after completing a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution at American University’s School of International Service. Previously, Giselle worked for the National Democratic Institute's Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) program and Crimson Hexagon, a social media analytics company in Boston, where she managed the Social Research Grant Program to extend access to the technology for nonprofits. Giselle is also a Senior Fellow with Humanity in Action.