Colleen is the digital engagement manager for Global Zero and Beyond the Bomb, writing and creating content to promote the message of eliminating nuclear weapons. She got her start in activism as an anti-war organizer in college, working for a just US foreign policy and pushing for peace and justice in the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Prior to joining Global Zero and Beyond the Bomb in 2018, she worked at Win Without War, Seeds of Peace, East Timor and Indonesia Action Network, and Peace Action New York State. Colleen has bachelor’s degrees in political science and international relations from Hobart and William Smith colleges, and a master’s in international relations from American University. While in graduate school, she wrote her master’s thesis on the effects of transitional justice on the Global Peace Index in North Africa.
I am most excited to work on projects that… connect domestic activism to foreign policy.
I am looking for partners that can help me… go beyond the nuclear policy field to work with other movements.
A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… seeing Beyond the Bomb’s “No First Use” campaign garner a question during the Democratic debates in July 2019.
Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… include using new advances in technology to spread the message of eliminating nuclear weapons.