MICHAEL LUI
Executive Director

Portraits-001 (2) (640x427)Michael Lui is a California native from Redwood City and has been working at Global Majority since 2013. With mediation experience with the County of Santa Clara’s Dispute Resolution Program, Michael came to Global Majority to assist with its new Conflict Management Program at Rancho Cielo. In 2014, Michael worked in Cameroon for two and half months on a water development project; he wishes to return soon to assist in its implementation. From 2014-2015 Michael served as Conflict Management Program Coordinator, overseeing its expansion to a second school at Salinas Community School. In 2015, Michael received his Master of Arts from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in International Policy Studies: Human Security and Development with an emphasis in Conflict Resolution.

MARGARET COLEMAN
Conflict Management Programs Manager

 

Maggie ColemanMargaret Coleman, originally from the greater Los Angeles area, graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012 with a BA in International Relations and a minor in Sexualities and Gender Studies. After graduating she lived in Spain, and later Chile, teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). In September 2014 Margaret began studying for her Master’s in International Policy Studies, with a certificate in Conflict Resolution, at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey, and immediately started working for Global Majority as a Conflict Management instructor.

Having begun her education in Conflict Resolution back in her own high school experience with a Peer Mediation program, Margaret is dedicated to the propagation of basic conflict resolution skills and restorative justice programs in schools as more effective first-resort alternatives to the traditional punitive measures that trap so many students in a cycle of punishment rather than provide opportunity for transformation.

 

JULIANNE SCOTT
Conflict Management Instructor

Julianne ScottJulianne Scott is currently in her first year of study at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and is working towards a masters degree in Development Practice and Policy.  She grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida where she also attended college at the University of South Florida graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (International Studies and Anthropology) and a minor in Spanish.  After graduating she was accepted into the United States Peace Corps and served as a community health volunteer for 2 years in a small, rice farming community on the coast of Peru. During that time, she worked mainly with youth in weekly classes, camps and other events. After hearing about Global Majority, Julianne felt inspired by the opportunity to work with youth in the local area.  Getting to know the teens at Rancho Cielo has been inspiring and eye-opening. Julianne looks forward to continue learning about conflict resolution together and finding strategies to strengthen ourselves and our communities.

 

SARAH STERLING
Conflict Management Instructor

Sarah SterlingBorn in San Francisco, Sarah Sterling attended the University of Vermont to study community and international development with a minor in Latin American studies. She joined the Peace Corps in 2010 to be a Youth Development volunteer and served in El Salvador until 2012. She is now currently a Master’s candidate for Public Administration at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In her free time, Sarah loves to be outside with friends camping, hiking, running, biking, and road tripping.

 

 

JEANINE WILLIG
Conflict Management Instructor

Jeanine Willig

Jeanine Willig is a California native and a first semester IPS Human Security and Development Master Candidate at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She recently came from West Africa where she was a formal education Peace Corps Volunteer.  She taught classes of over 100 students at the high school level which prepared her perfectly for her role as a conflict management instructor in Salinas Community School. Her undergraduate degree is from Humboldt State University where she was a Cellular/ Molecular Biology major.