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Dana Goodson

Senior Program Manager

Dana Goodson joined the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation) in 2016 as a Senior Program Manager at the John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution (National Center). She has nearly 15 years of experience in conducting conflict assessments, designing multistakeholder processes leading to consensus outcomes, and facilitating groups towards the achievement of their goals. She has worked on a wide range of topics from forest resources to environmental health. She focuses on issues surrounding the management, use, and conservation of ocean and coastal resources as well as on energy development, production, and resilience, often working with Native Nations in these areas. She also leads trainings on environmental collaboration and conflict resolution. Prior to joining the Udall Foundation, Dana was a mediator at RESOLVE, where she facilitated consensus-building projects and policy dialogues on both national and international levels.

Dana earned a master’s degree in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a focus on conflict management. She also holds a graduate degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Institute of Political Studies, known as Sciences Po) in Paris, France, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Williams College. She is a former Leadership Council co-chair for the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Environment and Public Policy Section and also co-chaired the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

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