Constance Tzioumis is a Senior Advisor in the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the US Department of State. She is the lead advisor for diaspora partnerships and the LIONS@FRICA partnership on tech entrepreneurship in Africa.
Prior to joining the Department of State, for ten years Constance led the Labor and Human Rights Group at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US government’s development finance institution. Here she oversaw labor and human rights policy implementation for OPIC projects in more than 150 countries worldwide. Prior to her tenure at OPIC, she was an environmental consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, and a Program Officer at the Phelps Stokes Fund where she developed cross-sectoral education programs for the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Constance holds a BA in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, as well as an MSc in Environmental Assessment and Evaluation from the London School of Economics.