CHRISTINA MITCHELL is an independent international consultant, social justice advocate and alternative dispute resolution professional. Her specialties encompass rights for vulnerable populations, conflict recovery, and grassroots participation in peace-building processes. Her experience includes consensus building, public policy facilitation, capacity building, community mediation, and restorative justice programs and interventions in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mitchell completed her M.S. with the University of Oregon School of Law, Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program. This trains students in the best practices of mediation, negotiation, facilitation and arbitration. This graduate-level education builds upon a BA in Women and Gender studies. Using her education, training and interests, Mitchell has adapted her ADR skill to serve under-represented, susceptible populations with concentration towards women’s development and women’s rights. As such, she structures mediation, facilitation, and negotiation projects to incorporate components that build political awareness and activism of constituents. Mitchell continues to research and improve this innovative adaptation of ADR, formulating her findings for publication.
Christina Mitchell will be serving Grassroot Diplomat as the International Development Consultant.