Mari conducts workplace investigations in Spanish and English. She brings a skillset of strategic planning and an ability to simultaneously appreciate small details as well as big-picture views. Mari has an ability to build rapport with all individuals and truly enjoys interviewing and investigating.
Mari is a graduate of the AWI Training Institute for Workplace Investigators and an AWI Certificate Holder (AWI-CH). She received her training in Trauma Informed Interviewing through the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), whose curriculum is sponsored by the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).
Mari has experience in the nonprofit sector, having served on a variety of boards, including six years on the Board of Directors of Project Open Hand. She also has civil defense litigation experience, including taking depositions, and representing clients in mediation and trial proceedings. Additionally, Mari has experience in personal injury litigation, municipal law, and the biotech industry.
Mari also volunteers serving Spanish speaking clients at the International Institute of the Bay Area. She is also a volunteer interviewer for American Field Service (AFS), as well as the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y).
Mari can be caught listening to Forum on KQED, hiking in the East Bay, or bodysurfing in Marin. She has traveled extensively in Latin America, and lived abroad in Costa Rica, to which she remains passionately connected.
University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 2003
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Spanish and Portuguese, 1999
(UC Education Abroad Program, University of Costa Rica)
TRAININGS & CERTIFICATIONS
AWI Certificate Holder (AWI-CH), Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI)
Trauma Informed Interviewing of Sexual Assault Victims, International Association of Chiefs of Police/DOJ Office on Violence Against Women
Activities & Affiliations
Volunteer with American Field Service and NSLI-Y
Volunteer Attorney with the International Institute of the Bay Area
Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI)
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