Jessica Roland is the Senior Specialist for Inclusive Peace for the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers. She is responsible for managing the Network’s strategic priorities in advancing the leadership of women, youth, and marginalized groups. In this role and focus, she manages the Network’s joint advocacy, research, programming, and inclusivity-based community of practice. She also leads the Network’s training initiatives and mediation-focused work.
Prior to joining the Network, she worked for Women Deliver as a Senior Associate for Policy and Advocacy. In this role, her portfolio included a focus on women, peace, and security, advancing women’s leadership, engaging men and boys, and gender-based violence. Jessica has also worked for the National Democratic Institute on advancing women’s political participation, and on a U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women Grant focused on services for domestic violence victims with disabilities.
Jessica earned her Master of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Richmond, the American International University of London.