Tabatha is a senior program specialist with the Program on Nonviolent Action, where she works on applied research, training, and education to better understand and support nonviolent movements working to transform violent conflict and advance just peace. She leads the program’s Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding (SNAP) training efforts. Prior to joining USIP, Tabatha spent four years managing leadership development programs at the Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan nonprofit focused on making the federal government work more effectively. During this time, Tabatha 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.
Tabatha’s interests focus on community engagement and empowerment in emergency and conflict settings. Her field research and training experience include work with local activists and peacebuilders in Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, and Ukraine, as well as consultant work with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York and Liberia.
Tabatha 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.