Carri is a Senior Associate with CBI, where she works on a diverse set of issues, from water quality to transportation to private sector negotiation training. The bulk of Carri’s recent work has been in climate adaptation, specifically with coastal towns in New England. Carri has a background in mediation, negotiation, and environmental policy and enjoys helping stakeholders find common ground when they are making difficult decisions.
Prior to joining CBI, Carri worked with the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution and The Langdon Group, based in Utah. While in Utah, she worked primarily with stakeholders on large transportation projects with significant environmental and community impacts. She also led a consensus-based stormwater policy project with farmers and representatives from a group of adjacent urbanizing communities. Carri returned to Massachusetts in 2011 to complete a two-year masters program in Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. During that time she was involved in a research project on hydropower development in indigenous communities in Chile and consulted on a project-by-project basis with CBI.
Carri speaks English and Spanish.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Climate change adaptation, NEPA, energy, indigenous peoples, transportation, water resources, negotiation training
- Co-Facilitator on the Cape Cod Regional Wastewater Management plan with the Cape Cod Commission to develop an area-wide water quality management plan for Cape Cod.
- Co-Facilitator of the Greater Boston Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Study with the Barr Foundation to assess the potential for BRT as a means to improve service, sustainability, and transportation equity in greater Boston.
- Researcher and project oversight on the New England Climate Adaptation Project, an effort to help four New England coastal communities determine how they might adapt to climate change, using tailored role play simulations.
- Co-manager of the public process on the West Davis Corridor Environmental Impact Statement, a multi-year $8M National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) project with significant wetlands and other environmental and social impacts.
Carri holds a Bachelor's in Political Science from Tufts University and a Master's in Urban Studies and Planning from MIT.
- The Practice of Public Dispute Resolution, Measuring the Dollar Value of the Field with Lawrence Susskind. Negotiation Journal Volume 23, Issue 3, pages 355-364, July 2007
- A Glossary of Deliberative Terms Dispute Resolution Magazine, Volume 12, No. 2, p. 27, 2006
- Deliberative Democracy Meets Dispute Resolution, Reflections and Insights (teaching video), PON Clearinghouse, Cambridge, MA 2006