Andrea Brown, Associate

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Andrea Brown Conde, MA, obtained her Master's Degree in Urban Planning from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and was a National Science Foundation (NSF) and a James Irvine Foundation fellow while working on a doctorate at the University of Southern California (USC). At UCLA, Andrea was the Associate Director of the Pollution Prevention and Education Center and the North American Integration & Development Center. She went onto Occidental College where she helped create the Urban Environmental Policy Institute.  In 2006, in Mexico City, she was part of a team of trainers on the Way of Council, which catapulted her into using this practice as a professional career. Andrea works with her clients adapting circles and other practices, such as Nonviolent Communication, to her clients needs, which may include: diversity/equity/inclusion, professional development, executive coaching, communication/feedback, restorative justice, meetings and retreats for group transformation, exploration of organizational conflicts, or facilitation of meetings. Andrea also works closely with the Center for the Council - which integrates programs in social justice organizations and in prisons.  She has trained, advised and facilitated in English and Spanish, both locally and internationally.