Wendy Wood, PhD has worked in the field of social/environmental justice and peacebuilding for over 25 years. She began her career in the California State Legislature and went on to become a professional mediator and dispute resolution professional, social scientist, author, and community organizer.
Wendy works in communities throughout the U.S. and internationally designing and implementing conflict management systems and resolving disputes with traumatized and marginalized populations, individuals, rural and urban communities, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. She has worked at the local, state, national, and international levels rebuilding the capacity to mediate trauma and build conflict resolution systems; designing trauma-informed conflict resolution practices post natural and social disasters; building and implementing community-wide trauma literacy and conflict resolution skills; and designing and conducting trauma informed mediation training.
She is the co-author of Do No Harm: Mindful Engagement for a World in Crisis (2016) and is currently working on a practice guide for social and environmental justice advocates. Post 2016 U.S. election, Wendy has co-founded two very active Indivisible groups in California, is representing grassroots efforts at the Regional and State level, and is active with Sierra Forward in their efforts to help change the political landscape in deep red California Congressional District 4.