Be The Change

Happy New Year 2021!

Welcome! Whether you are here for career coaching, to explore conflict resolution and peacebuilding work, or to learn more about international education, I’m glad you have arrived!

I’m based in the Washington, DC area and work with clients and partners by Zoom during the pandemic. My career has spanned college and university teaching, practicing law, teaching in the Fulbright program, think tank work, and now career coaching and consulting.

I’ve been interviewed on The TODAY Show, featured in the Washington Post Magazine, and given a TEDx talk. I’ve published op-eds in The New York Times, Baltimore Sun, and other publications. I’ve enjoyed writing about the fields I’ve been part of, publishing three books – Peace Jobs: A Student’s Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016), Peacebuilding in Community Colleges: A Teaching Resource (USIP Press 2013), and Legal Research and Writing (Delmar 1996). I’m also the president and co-founder of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc.

I look forward to working together. To schedule an appointment, just reach out here. You can learn more about my work and background here.


I work with organizations, businesses, not for profits, and educational institutions looking to make change and advance their objectives. Find out about consulting.

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I speak on a range of international, education, career, and peacebuilding related issues. Find out about my speaking activities.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Rockville, Maryland, 1/18/21

Tomorrow, 1/18/21, is our national holiday honoring the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join the City of Rockville, Maryland is participating in its virtual celebration of his life. The 49th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Monday, January 18, 2021 Noon-1:30 p.m.Due to COVID-19 the 49th MLK  Jr. Day Celebration willContinue reading “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Rockville, Maryland, 1/18/21”

The William J. Kreidler Award: Nominations Open 1/1/21, Close 7/1/21

Awarded for Distinguished Service to expanding knowledge in the field of Conflict Resolution as Presented by The Association for Conflict Resolution’s Education, Research and Training Section​ Established in 2007 by the Education Section of the Association of Conflict Resolution (ACR), the William J. Kreidler Award is given to a person who has engaged in education, research, teachingContinue reading “The William J. Kreidler Award: Nominations Open 1/1/21, Close 7/1/21”

Maintaining Work-Life Balance When Working from Home, WaPo, 1/10/21

With everyone working from home, working/life balance – or at least adjustment – is important. I was asked about it my interview last year on The TODAY Show and have written about the need to keep work in perspective in Forbes. This piece in yesterday’s WaPo written by Kevin Dickinson is also helpful.

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