Rangineh Azimzadeh Tosang
Rangineh Azimzadeh Tosang’s passion for conflict resolution, facilitation and mediation have positioned her to do work internationally (including Cyprus and the West Bank) as well as domestically in these key areas. She has focused the majority of her studies and practical experience crafting her specialization in working with groups in conflict. Her most recent project in this area includes working with high school Muslim and Jewish youth through Abraham’s Vision, a conflict transformation organization that explores group and individual identities through experiential and political education.
She received specialized training in working with groups in conflict through the University of San Francisco and is trained in the Technology of Participation® methods, which includes skills around consensus building, action planning and implementation. She has worked on several facilitation projects with a number of organizations in the Portland area including World Affairs Council of Oregon’s Young Professionals, Minds Matter of Portland, and UO Foundation and also served as a Junior co-facilitator for Abraham’s Vision. Rangineh is also an Oregon Certified Mediator and served as a volunteer mediator for the Monterey County Small Claims Court in California. Rangineh has extensive cross-sector experience including work with not-for-profit, private and public institutions and brings a collaborative range of skills from these experiences to her work.
Rangineh graduated cum laude from Portland State University with her undergraduate degree in Communications Studies. Prior to attending graduate school, Rangineh worked for a private consulting company for two years which provided services that work toward organizational change, personal transformation and social justice. She also attended the Summer Intensive Language Program at Middlebury College where she studied Arabic before beginning her graduate program. Rangineh graduated in December 2009 from the Monterey Institute of International Studies with her MA in International Policy Studies with a specialization in International Conflict Resolution and Negotiation.
You can also read Rangineh’s story featured in our blog “Calling All Gen X & Y Facilitators – We Need You”.