Chloe Schwenke is an openly transgender Quaker woman whose life’s journey includes living in five countries and working on projects in more than forty, mostly in Africa and
the Middle East. As a human rights and peacebuilding activist, an international development practitioner, an academic, one of the first three transgender appointees of the Obama
Administration, and the parent of two children, she has committed her life to assisting marginalized groups in some of the world’s most challenging countries. In 2013, she received
the National Center for Transgender Equality’s National Public Service Award. She lives in Olney, Maryland.