Be The Change

Let’s Work Together to Achieve Your Goals in 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 am working with clients and partners virtually during the pandemic. My career and work has spanned college and university teaching, practicing law, teaching in the Fulbright program, working at a think tank, and 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. The Forage Center focuses on offering experiential-based training in humanitarian practices.

I look forward to working with you. To schedule an appointment, reach out to me 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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Talking About Peace, June 2017

If you are seeking a career change or searching for new horizons, let’s talk. Find out about coaching.

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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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Fulbright Distinguished Awards for Teaching Short-Term Program

Ever dreamed of sharing your teaching expertise with peers in another country? Expert K–12 educators from the United States can travel to participating countries and territories abroad to carry out short-term educational projects through the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term Program. Participants spend 2-6 weeks working in schools, teacher training colleges, government ministries, and/or educational nongovernmental organizations,Continue reading “Fulbright Distinguished Awards for Teaching Short-Term Program”

Society for International Development, Virtual Career Fair, 10/6/21

Registration is now open for SID-Washington’s Virtual Career Fair! SID-Washington will be hosting another virtual Career Fair on October 6th, 2021. Our Career Fair provides an excellent way for entry- and mid-level job seekers to connect with international development organizations representing all sectors, including NGOs, for-profit companies, government agencies, the private sector, universities, and more.Continue reading “Society for International Development, Virtual Career Fair, 10/6/21”

Justice and Equity: 6th Gonzaga International Conference on Hate Studies, 11/4-11/6/21 (virtual)

So many of us are deeply concerned with issues of all forms of bias and “othering,” including ableism, Anti-Semitism, homophobia, Islamophobia, racism, sexism, and xenophobia. The Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies supports research and education focused on the human capacity to dehumanize an ‘other’ and the processes that can counter that capacity. We hope you willContinue reading “Justice and Equity: 6th Gonzaga International Conference on Hate Studies, 11/4-11/6/21 (virtual)”

Career Connections Global+ Virtual Internship & Career Fair, 3-5 p.m., 9/30/21

Are you looking for a job or need some ideas for your future career? Join us on September 30th, 3-5pm ET, for our inaugural Virtual Internship and Career Fair.  Network and discuss internship and job openings within various fields including international development, government, education, and more. We know the process of looking for a jobContinue reading “Career Connections Global+ Virtual Internship & Career Fair, 3-5 p.m., 9/30/21”

How to Get A Job Helping Refugees

Duncan Ball, an aid worker in Iraq, has posted this guide on helping those interested in seeking work helping refugees (IDPs and all displaced people). Go here.

Virginia Mediation Network Conference: Graduate Student Panel

Virginia Mediation Network Conference Theme:  Building Bridges September 30th, 6 pm  Virtual Presentation Graduate students are invited to present research relevant to the conference theme.    One panels will be organized of 3-4 students or practitioners who will be asked to present for 10-15 minutes followed by Q&A If you would like to participate please fillContinue reading “Virginia Mediation Network Conference: Graduate Student Panel”

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Time for Hug from Mom, Fulbright Edge, 4/30/21
Interview with Carina Leeson, posted, 9/18/20 on my Work as a Lawyer and Mediator