VP of Communications, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Carmen is an award-winning communications professional with experience in public affairs and marketing in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. At the Nuclear Threat Initiative—a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons—she leads communications efforts that extend NTI’s reach among and impact on policymakers and also oversees education initiatives to engage broader publics. Her background includes work at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, the US Department of Energy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Congressional Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism.

I’m most excited to work on projects that… engage and empower new audiences to take action.

I’m looking for partners that can help me… with making technical and policy content come alive for non-experts and learning lessons from analytics

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… when NTI’s communications, data, and policy work came together to make tangible progress in the Nuclear Security Summit process.