Last month, USCIB welcomed a new Digital Policy Assistant, Nan Schechter. Schechter joins the USCIB policy team in Washington DC to work closely with USCIB Vice President for ICT Policy Barbara Wanner.
In addition to assisting with management of the USCIB ICT Policy Committee, Schechter will be working closely with Wanner as a Point Person for all Digital Inclusion issues.
“An avid supporter of women’s rights and issues, Nan will apply her passion and talents to promote bridging the gender digital divide–a topic that has only been gaining more significance in organizations like UNESCO, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU),” said Wanner.
From 2020 until 2021, Schechter worked as a Legislative Intern for multiple politicians, namely Maryland Delegate Ariana Kelly, Congressman Jamie Raskin, and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. In these positions, Schechter gained a crucial skillset in administrative support, committee management, correspondence drafting, and research.
Schechter began her professional career in 2017 as an Administrative Aide for the City of Rockville Recreation and Parks Department. Concurrently, she served as the Vice President of Administrative Affairs for the Sigma Delta Tau, Alpha Theta Chapter for three years. During the summer of 2020, she worked as a Public Policy Intern for RAINN, providing research and policy drafting during her time with the organization.
Schechter graduated from the University of Maryland – College Park with a Master’s in Public Policy in May 2022.
She brings expertise in project management, drafting, research, and an enthusiasm for women’s issues.