Introducing CDR’s newest staff member, Emily Zmak

CDR welcomed a new Program Associate, Emily Zmak, to the team in the Fall of 2018. Emily is a stakeholder engagement specialist with a diverse background in active- and post-conflict contexts. Influenced by her work in the West Bank and Kyrgyzstan, Emily believes that addressing communication barriers is the initial step towards finding collaborative solutions for natural resource disputes. She has experience in several sectors, including transboundary water agreements and, most recently, mining community participation plans. Emily holds an M.A. in Conflict Resolution and a B.A. in Communications.  

Outside of the office, Emily is an avid traveller, a rudimentary Russian speaker, an eager reader, an amateur painter, and an expert at burning dinner. Originally from British Columbia, Canada, she is always looking for new places to explore in Colorado–so feel free to reach out to her at with recommendations.

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