Selected Affiliations

Team Rubicon
I serve on the Board of Advisors for Team Rubicon, an organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

Chatham House - Royal Institute of International Affairs
I am a member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs (known as Chatham House), which is an international think tank based in London. Founded in 1920, Chatham House engages governments, the private sector, civil society and its members in open debate and confidential discussions on significant developments in international affairs.

American Public University/American Military University
I serve on APU's Homeland Security Curriculum Industry Advisory Council. 

American Bar Association (ABA)
I previously served as the liaison to the Standing Committee on National Security Law and Chair of the International Section's Asia Pacific Committee and am a frequent contributor to ABA publications

Developments in Literacy (DIL)
I serve as a board member for Developments in Literacy, a non-profit organization that educates and empowers underprivileged students, especially girls, by operating student-centered model schools; and provides high-quality professional development to teachers and faculty leaders across South Asia. 

New Leaders Council
I was a New Leaders Council Fellow in 2011 - the New Leaders Council is a progressive fellowship program that works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape.

Agency for Dispute Resolution
I serve as an occasional mediator on civil rights and diversity issues at ADR Agency

New Ground Fellowship
I was a 2010 New Ground Fellow - which provides leadership training for emerging Muslim and Jewish leaders.

Los Angeles Mobile Legal Aid Clinic (LAMLAC)
I used to run a small, mobile, self-sustaining legal aid clinic in Los Angeles and published a short paper on the model.


Council on Foreign Relations
I am a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). CFR is a non-partisan think tank specializing in foreign policy and international affairs. Current members include Colin Powell, Bill Clinton and Madeline Albright.

Pacific Council on International Policy
I am a member in good standing of the Pacific Council on International Policy. The Pacific Council is an organization of policy experts committed to building the vast potential of the West Coast for impact on global issues, discourse, and policy: "Council members inform and engage leaders and galvanize them to effect change on global issues, build strong networks to stimulate informed dialogue and collaboration and focus our work on issues that allow us to have maximum impact."

Amani Institute
I am a former board member and currently serve as an advisor to the AMANI Institute.  Their mission is to:
"Develop next-generation talent to address social challenges by creating a higher education model that offers future leaders opportunities to get an intensive experience of cross-boundary work, develop practical skills to build their professional toolkit, and understand the personal journey this work requires in order to be effective and sustainable as an individual over time. All this while simultaneously reducing the traditionally high cost of top-class global education."
Learn more about AMANI or sign up for one of their programs!

Savant Learning Systems
I currently serve as a subject matter expert on homeland security and emergency management with Savant Learning Systems, an online education company that crafts novel learning platforms for universities and higher education institutions.


I am always interested in ... 

Talking to students and young people

Learning from experts and veterans

Helping organizations achieve diversity & equality

Listening to your story