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

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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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Humanitarian Careers in Education

My colleague Duncan Ball who is based in Iraq periodically posts pieces on humanitarian work and careers. This one he posted on education based humanitarian work. I thought it was well done. Go here to read. This post is also well done. It looks at the work of humanitarian professionals.

Yes, Peace Can Be Taught: Education Practices for Peacebuilding, Alliance for Peacebuilding, 7/28/21

On Wednesday, July 28th at 2:00pm ET, please join the Alliance for Peacebuilding for Yes, Peace Can Be Taught: Education Practices for Peacebuilding. Education can be a driver of conflict that fuels grievances, xenophobia, and misinformation, or it can address conflict dynamics in the United States and contribute to peacebuilding. Join the Alliance for Peacebuilding on July 28th inContinue reading “Yes, Peace Can Be Taught: Education Practices for Peacebuilding, Alliance for Peacebuilding, 7/28/21”

How to Teach History Through Diplomacy Simulations, NMAD, 8/17/21

Join the National Museum of American Diplomacy Education Team on August 17, 2021 for an introduction to the museum’s new Historical Diplomacy Simulation Program and ideas on how to implement them into the classroom. Our discussion will include how to facilitate the program with simulation participants and a tour of diplomacy education resources found onContinue reading “How to Teach History Through Diplomacy Simulations, NMAD, 8/17/21”

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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