Sarah Rubin is the Public Engagement Program Director at the California Institute for Local Government. She is a public policy and collaborative process professional with over 18 years of experience. Specializing in public engagement she has worked on a wide variety of issues including air quality, utilities, public health, disaster preparedness and water. Sarah prides herself on being results-oriented and expert in building customized approaches to challenging technical, relational and cross-cultural issues. Ms. Rubin has her M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Sarah is also an accomplished community mediator and has led conflict resolution centers in Sacramento, California and Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Sarah is on the roster of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.