Regan is Operations Coordinator at Iraq Veterans Against the War. IVAW is a veteran and servicemember-led organization that seeks to build movements against militarism and to act in solidarity with those impacted by U.S. wars and occupations. As Operations Coordinator, she is responsible for fundraising, financial management, and offering support as a civilian to the work of IVAW’s Co-Directors of Organizing and Communications as well as its part-time field staff in Mississippi, Texas, and Oregon. She is also pursuing an M.A. in Applied Theatre at City University of New York. The program uses theatre as a medium for education, community development, and the pursuit of social justice. She is Cultural Officer with the New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines and Coordinating Committee member at Showing Up for Racial Justice New York City Chapter.
She was previously the National Trade Justice/Anti-TPP Campaign Organizer at PopularResistance.org. She worked with communities across the country as they resist the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other harmful free trade agreements, advocating instead for trade that puts people and planet before profit. She helped support both national and international days of action to raise awareness of the dangers of unjust trade. Regan was the Kenya Project Associate at FCNL from March 2012 until June 2013, where she continued some of the projects that she worked on during her fellowship. She led FCNL’s policy and advocacy work to promote U.S.-Kenya policies that support, rather than undermine, Kenyans’ grassroots and community-led efforts toward trauma healing, electoral violence prevention, and long-term peacebuilding. She also led FCNL’s efforts focused on countering the militarization of U.S.-Africa policy and supporting developments toward an international Arms Trade Treaty. She is currently a steering committee member of the Civilian-Soldier Alliance, an organization of civilians working in solidarity with veterans and servicemembers resisting U.S. militarism. CivSol directly supports the work of Iraq Veterans Against the War, including their Right to Heal campaign launched in partnership with the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq and the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq. Right to Heal seeks to hold the U.S accountable for the trauma caused by its wars, demanding the right to reparations for Iraqi people and the right to adequate healthcare for U.S. veterans and servicemembers. She also volunteers with United Workers, a Baltimore-based human rights and anti-poverty organization led by low-wage workers.