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

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How to Achieve a Long Fulfilling Career, WaPo, 3/4/21 – Become a “Wisdom Worker”

This piece by Matt Fuchs in today’s Washington Post (3/4/21) resonated with me. As someone who is nearing the encore period of my career, the notion of “wisdom workers” and what they seek and how they embrace their work is something to be modeled. If you are approaching your work encore stage or know someoneContinue reading “How to Achieve a Long Fulfilling Career, WaPo, 3/4/21 – Become a “Wisdom Worker””

Overseas Professional Development for Faculty from Community Colleges and MSIs for 2022

CAORC recognizes the immediate and growing need for faculty and administrators at U.S. community colleges and minority-serving institutions to provide a global perspective to their students. Educators at these institutions understand the value of developing “internationalized” learning environments that both broaden their students’ cultural horizons and foster critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills for an increasingly interconnectedContinue reading “Overseas Professional Development for Faculty from Community Colleges and MSIs for 2022”

Community College Initiative Program at Northern Virginia Community College Goes Virtual for 2021

One of the highlights of my work is meeting with students who participate in the Community College Initiative Program (CCI). CCI is a State Department funded program that in 2021 brought 93 international students from Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Turkey to six U.S. community colleges includingContinue reading “Community College Initiative Program at Northern Virginia Community College Goes Virtual for 2021”

Rotary Peace Fellowship for Professionals, Application due 5/15/21

Rotary is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Rotary Peace Fellowship program. Candidates will have until 15 May to submit online applications to The Rotary Foundation. Districts must submit their endorsement decisions to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July. Review district endorsement instructions. APPLY NOW Follow these steps to ensure that your application receives consideration. Review the eligibilityContinue reading “Rotary Peace Fellowship for Professionals, Application due 5/15/21”

How to Stand Out While Working Remotely, WaPo, 2/14/21

Because many are working remotely, the ability to showcase our special talents and exceptional efforts might be limited. This piece in the Washington Post (2/14/21) written by Leigh Goessl provides some ideas. You need to tout your accomplishments but carefully!

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Pushing Ahead During Through A Rough Patch, 2/22/21
Interview with Fulbright Germany, 9/22/20



Interview with Carina Leeson, posted, 9/18/20 on my Work as a Lawyer and Mediator