Rehana Jamal is a conflict resolution specialist, mediator, and lawyer. She has always been fascinated by the way in which people interact, particularly in the way they communicate and navigate difficult conversations. This led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in psychology and, thereafter, a career in law and conflict resolution. Rehana’s background informs her current work because of her desire to understand the pressures which lead to chronic conflicts. She believes that conflict does not have to escalate if adequate mechanisms are in place to allow for safe and generative communication at all levels.
Rehana holds an LL.M. in dispute resolution from Pepperdine Law School, a J.D. from Cardozo School of Law, and is a member of the New York State Bar. Her B.A. is in psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University. She has tremendous experience and passion for working with people from different cultural, sociopolitical, and economic backgrounds from her experience living abroad in Ecuador, Colombia, Kenya, and Spain. She comes to the Western Justice Center with experience training organizations and businesses in conflict resolution skills and mediating cases in the LA Court System.
Rehana is excited to join the Western Justice Center to reimagine a world where communities integrate conflict resolution as a guiding principle. Her background as an immigration attorney and now a conflict resolution specialist has shown her first-hand how our current systems are not working. Systems that do not see how conflict can be necessary and lead to healing spaces. She is excited to be part of training and educating children and adults on how to make this change and, most importantly, create the space to reimagine the systems we currently live in.