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Marci DuPraw

Senior Program Manager

Marcelle E. (“Marci”) DuPraw, Ph.D., is a consensus-building facilitator, mediator, and collaboration specialist with over 30 years of experience in environmental and cross-cultural collaborative problem solving and conflict resolution. Marci joined the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (Udall Foundation) team in 2018 to serve as a Senior Program Manager within the John S. McCain III National Center for Environmental Conflict Resolution (National Center). She has served on the Leadership Council of the Udall Foundation’s Native Network and of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s (ACR) Environment and Public Policy Sector, as well as the Steering Committee of the University Network for Collaborative Governance. She has worked overseas in Russia, China, Estonia, Cyprus, and Denmark, and with over 50 Native American Tribes. Marci manages the National Center’s support to the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee and leads the National Center’s Climate Service Area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of California; a Master of Arts in Natural Resource Policy, Economics, and Management from the University of Michigan; and a doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), as well as a Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research Methods. Themes in Marci’s work include landscape-scale collaboration, cross-cultural collaboration, and collaborative capacity building. Marci is a recipient of ACR’s Sharon M. Pickett award for achievements in environmental protection through alternative dispute resolution as well as a Mayoral Proclamation and Inspirator award from the Resource Center for Non-Violence in her home community of Santa Cruz, California, for her collaborative leadership in reducing the incidence of hate and bias. In 2023, NSU awarded her an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of her achievements, contributions to the lives of others, and commitment to humanity.

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