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Lucia Ferrarese


Lucia Ferrarese (‘18SPS, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution) is a Teaching Associate for both the Environmental Conflict Resolution and Resolution Strategies capstone courses for the Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (NECR) program at Columbia University.

Ferrarese has a strong interest in the public and nonprofit sectors. She currently works at the Environmental Defense Fund, one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, where she provides programmatic support to the Office of the Chief Economist. Previously, she worked at the Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations, supporting the diplomatic mission’s administrative and legal international affairs. Before returning to graduate school, Ferrarese served as a junior legal counsel at the Ministry of Planning and Public Work of Argentina, implementing public plans in the most needed areas of the country.

Ferrarese received a scholarship from the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity to present her research on intercultural mediation and the expression of emotions at the 2017 International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) Conference in Berlin, Germany. At the 2018 IACM Conference in Philadelphia, she presented her research on “Building resilience among refugees and host communities in Uganda: A culturally-sensitive approach,” a product of the NECR International Fieldwork course to Uganda in 2017.


  • J.D., Buenos Aires University, Argentina
  • M.S., Columbia University