The heart of my work is community building. I work in both conflict resolution and reconciliation in research, teaching and practice. I have actively practiced mediation and community building for over eight years. My training began with the Department of Justice Community Relations Service and I continue to take advantage of every opportunity for advanced training that I can.
I enjoy working on both community and individual conflict resolution projects and am experienced training others in mediation and community conflict resolution techniques as well.
I have trained in mediation with the Department of Justice, Orange County Human Relations, and the National Conflict Resolution Center. I have hundreds of hours facilitating and teaching mediation. My experience as a facilitator includes community and court mediation.
I value working with organizations that help build stronger communities. I sit on the board of the Center for Citizen Peace-building, train with groups such as the Alternatives to Violence Project, and have facilitated Race Dialogues with the Department of Justice Community Relations Service. I present on peace and conflict regularly with Rotary International as well.
I consult with organizations that help educate and address the needs of vulnerable communities. I specialize in trainings and consulting for non-profit and academic units working toward better communication and collaborative strategic planning.
I also serve on the boards, including CalPak's- an education management organization helping make primary and college education available to girls in Pakistan.