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Welcome New Graduate Interns – Happy New Year!

The Texas Conflict Coach® global online radio program enters into 2015 with two new student interns. We have grown to rely on them to research guests, brainstorm ideas for program topics, write blog posts, and learn how to co-host a radio program. The student interns are studying dispute resolution theory and practice, and learn how dispute resolution can be applied in a very broad range of arenas from family disputes, workplace conflicts, community and neighbor problems, school and peer mediation programs, commercial and business disputes, and even with pet and animal owners. Yes, you can listen to this specific podcast Nipped in the Bud Not in the Butt with New York attorney, Debra Vey Voda-Hamilton.

Let me introduce to our radio program family our two student interns from two different universities in Maryland.

clark.photo.Abigail Clark is a graduate student at the University of Baltimore obtaining her master’s degree in negotiation and conflict management. Abigail earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a specialization in addictions from Stevenson University. She left undergrad with the hopes of becoming an addiction’s counselor, which led her to the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Shortly thereafter, she determined that social work was not for her. While researching different possibilities, she discovered UB’s Negotiation and Conflict Management program. After reading 2 course descriptions, she was sold. Abigail is particularly interested in how men and women engage in conflict; more specifically, female to female conflict. After graduating, Abigail would like to develop a school program that can be implemented to teach young people how to manage and resolve their conflicts. She is currently working at a real estate law firm while she completes her studies. When Abigail is not busy studying or working, she and her fiancé are fixing up their Baltimore City home or planning their upcoming September 2015 wedding!

John Wagner is a senior at Salisbury University where he is double majoring in Communications as well as Conflict JohnWagner_BioPhotoAnalysis and Dispute Resolution. His focus in Communications is in media production where he has already created original content for clients. In regards to Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution, John is interested in international conflicts and disputes. Growing up bilingual in a German education system inspired him to concentrate on cultures and encounters across the globe. After his final semester, John plans to continue his education at graduate school in Maryland. When he is not busy editing media or analyzing conflicts, he enjoys playing basketball and working with computers.

Please help me welcome Abby and John by leaving a comment. Thanks listeners to your ongoing support!
Pattie Porter
Founder and Host

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