Colin Crowell is vice president of Global Public Policy at Twitter, Inc. In this role, he oversees Twitter’s efforts to educate policymakers about Twitter and manages the company’s public policy agenda on a host of high tech issues in Washington, D.C. and internationally. Before joining Twitter, Crowell served for over 20 years as a telecommunications and internet staffer to U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA). Subsequent to working on Capitol Hill, Crowell was Senior Counselor to the Federal Communications Commission Chairman, assisting in the development of the National Broadband Plan and serving as the Chairman’s strategic advisor on a wide range of policy and legal matters. Prior to his government service, he was a Jesuit International Volunteer in Arequipa, Peru, where he taught mathematics and English at a Jesuit high school and helped support a community soup kitchen. He is a graduate of Boston College with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in computer science.