Tania brings more than 20 years’ experience in facilitation and mediation, community organizing, organizational leadership, and education. She currently serves as a facilitator and mediator for the Consensus Building Institute, an NGO that works at the forefront of collaboration and conflict resolution, helping leaders generate breakthrough results on social, environmental, and economic issues. Tania’s core practice focuses on collaborative planning and consensus-building in multi-party water and natural resources policy environments. She also works with organizations on strategic internal design issues and solutions. Prior to her work as a facilitator, Tania served as the executive director of the Yuba Watershed Institute, a community-based organization concerned with the sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of long-term biological diversity within the Yuba River watershed. Before moving to the Sierra Nevada Foothills with her husband and daughter, Tania was the executive director of an international NGO dedicated to improving educational opportunities in rural Latin America. She has taught middle-school, high school, and college students and served in the United States Peace Corps in the Far East of Russia. She holds a Master’s in education and organizational leadership and a Bachelor’s in political science and peace and conflict studies. Tania is an avid gardener who feels most at peace in the company of flowers. She co-tends the Nevada City Treesisters Grove with her dear friend and is thrilled to join the Treesisters USA team as a founding board member.