APADRC Welcomes Claire Doran as Program Director!

By Charles Chang

The APADRC is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Program Director, Claire Doran.

Claire Doran was born and raised in Cupertino, California to immigrant Indonesian and British parents.  She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley in Peace and Conflict Studies, with a concentration in Conflict Resolution.

During her time at Berkeley, Claire worked for the Berkeley Student Co-ops as their Coordinator of Diversity and Anti-Discrimination, and for the Cal Student Orientation (CalSO) as Administrative Coordinator.  In 2008, She studied abroad in Italy at the University of Padova, where she interned at the Human Rights Center and went on to become a Robert T. Matsui Local Government Fellow at San Francisco City Hall working with District 8’s Supervisor Bevan Dufty.

After graduating, Claire worked in mental health as a residential counselor at a high-level Community Treatment Center for a year.  She volunteered on farms in Queensland, Australia after the floods in 2010, and then worked as Program Manager at the Soul Blazing Sanctuary in Sherman Oaks.

Claire joins the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center in October 2012 as Program Director, bringing her passion for community mediation and strong theoretical and practical backgrounds in multicultural conflict resolution to the APADRC.

We hope you’ll join us in welcoming Claire to the APADRC family!


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