Bethany L. McGann is a senior program assistant at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Bethany combines a background in governance and rule of law with deep interest in data analysis and internet-based technologies. In previous roles she carried programs and communications portfolios at the World Justice Project; served as a United Nations election monitor in Solomon Islands with the East-West Center; and supported programming the US Embassy in Suva, Fiji in both Public Diplomacy and Political-Economic sections. She joined USIP in June 2014 as a program assistant with the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL), a global community of practice for policing and rule of law practitioners and researchers. Bethany joined the Researching Solutions to Violent Extremism (RESOLVE) Network in 2016, supporting research, communications and overseeing the online Network Knowledge Platform. She holds a B.A. in Government from Smith College in Northampton, MA.