Twila Tschan serves as the Communications Coordinator at PeaceTech Lab. PeaceTech Lab works to reduce violent conflict, using technology, media, and data to accelerate and scale 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.
Twila’s passion is connecting people, ideas, and solutions. Prior to joining the Lab, Twila worked in Business Development at Webtrends, a pioneer of the big data analytics industry. It was there that Twila first encountered the power of digital tools to influence decisions and change lives.
Twila has an M.A. in Global Communication with a concentration in Public Diplomacy from George Washington University. A summa cum laude graduate of the University of South Alabama, Twila was honored with a full-ride scholarship, French, German, and Military History Student of the Year accolades, and had the opportunity to study the UN, ICRC, WTO, WHO, and other INGOs in Geneva under the auspices of the Quaker United Nations Office. Her proudest accomplishment to date, however, is seven years as a cancer survivor and advocate.