ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM
Danya Rumore, Director
Danya is a facilitator, collaborative process designer, and conflict resolution professional with expertise in the intersection of natural resource management and community planning. In addition to her role as EDR Program Director, Danya is a clinical associate professor in the College of City & Metropolitan Planning and a research professor in the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She is also the Founder and a Co-Director of the Gateway and Natural Amenity Region (GNAR) Initiative. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Danya really likes to shred the gnar on her mountain bike and skis, and she can also be found climbing rocks, floating rivers, running trails, and digging in her garden.
Emily Gaines-Crockett, Program Manager
Emily oversees EDR program administration and leads EDR outreach and communication efforts. She enjoys the opportunity to connect with EDR program participants and support their continued engagement. Emily has over a decade of program management experience at the University of Utah, in addition to prior positions in wetland research, environmental education, and public outreach. Emily holds an M.S.T. in Environmental Science from the University of Utah. She enjoys camping and hiking with family and friends.
Jordan Katcher, Initiatives Facilitator
Jordan supports EDR Program initiatives and projects. From a rural community in northwestern Pennsylvania, she deeply values community cultures, collaboration, and inclusivity. Jordan completed a Master of Community & Regional Planning at the University of Oregon and is a 3x AmeriCorps alumni. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sourdough bread, forest bathing, traveling, laughing with loved ones, and practicing gratitude.
Jessica Reimer, EDR Program Fellow
Jessica is currently helping to develop ways to understand how environmental professionals can better perceive and leverage conflict and collaboration to improve policy and decision-making practices. She has a background in ecology and environmental advocacy, through which she realized that the changes she and others were working for needed to better embrace diverse, and often opposing, perspectives in order to make progress. Jessica is a Ph.D. student in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. Having grown up in Utah, she loves working on issues related to the West and taking advantage of the unrivaled access to nature.