Elli Nagai-Rothe served on the board of directors for the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California from 2007 – 2010. During this time, she also served as the Diversity and Equity Point Person and helped to establish and co-chair the Diversity and Equity Committee. Elli received her M.A. degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in New Zealand, where she worked with the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. Her interests lie at the intersection of global race relations, racial equity and identity-based conflict while exploring the role social justice and inter-group dialogue as a tool for peacemaking.