Tabatha Thompson is a senior program officer with the Program on Nonviolent Action, where she leads the program’s Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding (SNAP) training and coaching efforts and amplifies grassroots voices and lessons learned in the U.S. government and global policy space.
Prior to joining USIP, Thompson managed leadership development programs at the Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan nonprofit focused on making the federal government work more effectively. During this time, Thompson also led DC’s largest all-volunteer anti-human trafficking nonprofit, DC Stop Modern Slavery, where she worked to raise awareness and promote community action to combat trafficking in the greater Washington area.
Thompson holds a master’s degree with a focus on human rights, humanitarian policy, and conflict resolution from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and modern languages from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a member of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation, where she co-chairs a Redefining National Security sub-group bridging the civil society-military community divide.