Julian Portilla’s work involves the design and implementation of community, environmental and political consensus-building processes and training programs, primarily in Latin America and the United States. Most recently based in Mexico, his primary responsibilities were managing several consensus-building processes on and around the Baja peninsula regarding fishing, environmental, and land development policy issues. In addition to his responsibilities at Champlain College, he is currently involved in a multi-stakeholder dialogue process to revise the Management Plan of the Loreto Bay National Park on the Baja Peninsula. Julian has worked for the UN both as an organizational consultant and serves on the roster of Democratic Dialogue practitioners, assisting the UN to design and implement national dialogue processes in member states. In Vermont, Julian works with the Environmental Mediation Center and with social justice organizations such as Migrant Justice and Food for Farmers. Julian received his BA in Political Science at Vassar College and his Masters from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.