During her professional life Jennifer has focused on developing the skills that allow her to effectively facilitate the growth and development of non-profit and educational organizations so they can fulfill the commitments they make to their clients and communities. In particular, as an experienced mediator, Jennifer expresses her foundational belief that humans can resolve the differences that can arise when deeply held beliefs clash by working with groups whose mission is obstructed by conflict within the organization.
As a long-time resident of New Mexico, Jennifer is currently facilitating a State-wide group of educators whose purpose is to develop a public school accountability system that holds schools responsible only for factors under their direct control and that raises up schools whose practices foster an environment where students can beat the odds. She is also co-team leader of a State-wide group of Restorative Justice practitioners working to bring more Restorative practices to the criminal justice and education systems in New Mexico.
Jennifer has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Dispute Resolution from the University of New Mexico. She is bi-lingual in Spanish and is certified in both Mediation and Restorative Justice.
Events with Jennifer Cornish
August 17 - 21, 2022
This interactive workshop with the Solfire Relational Institute will create a space to explore and support our capacity for a “we-space” that embraces our differences and maximizes our practice in connecting with each other across those differences with curiosity and fierce love. The workshop begins on Wednesday afternoon, August 17 with arrivals before dinner and ends at noon on Sunday, August 21, with lunch available before departure. Are you drawn to engaging with others across racial, generational, ethnic, gender, religious, and class differences in ways that account for inequitable power relations and structures? Do you desire to experience…