Rachel Aronson

Rachel Aronson leads natural resources multi-stakeholder facilitation for Triangle’s public involvement and facilitation team. Rachel brings public sector experience in connecting with communities to inform decisions and policy development by public agencies. Rachel has worked with federal, state, and local agencies and facilitated a broad range of groups, from large, contentious public meetings to small decision-making circles to intimate team-building retreats. Rachel has helped a salmon recovery organization update their habitat plan with input from 50 different jurisdictions and stakeholders, navigated nine parties successfully through a mediation on timber practices, and developed a policy handbook for a national agency that protects natural resources and supports healthy relationships with the public. Her expertise includes Endangered Species Act recovery planning, forestry, and water quality and wetland issues. Rachel holds an M.M.A. from the University of Washington’s School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, as well as a B.A. in Biology and Hispanic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Rachel is certified in mediation by the Dispute Resolution Center of King County, facilitation by the Institute for Cultural Affairs, and citizen engagement by the Institute for Participatory Management & Planning. Rachel is fluent in Spanish and volunteers in the Honduran community of Seattle. In her free time, she uses her meeting management skills to host trivia nights and fundraisers for nonprofits.

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