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Lori Rothstein

Rothstein

Educators

Northeast Minnesota

 

roths040@umn.edu
Phone: 218-726-6476
Cell: 218-296-2113

Extension Regional Office, Cloquet
Cloquet Forestry Center
179 University Rd
Cloquet, MN 55720

 

Communities where I work

Counties: Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis

Education

  • B.A., Ethnic Studies and German, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
  • M.A., Sustainable Development, School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont

Work experience

Lori brings a host of experiences in community development - from northern Minnesota to Namibia - to Extension's Leadership and Civic Engagement team. Before joining Extension in 2010, Lori was a training and facilitation specialist for Tetra Tech ARD in Burlington, VT. There, Lori facilitated strategic planning efforts and provided training on engaging all community members to USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development)-funded projects worldwide. Before that, she worked for Extension's Horizons program, coaching five rural Minnesota communities through an 18-month process to reduce the effects of poverty through community action. Lori also has experience as a Crisis Corps Volunteer in Kenya, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Alaska, as well as an educator and consultant for projects worldwide.

Affiliations, honors and community service

  • Member: International Association of Positive Psychology, Minnesota Association of Community and Leadership Education Professionals (MACLEP), National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP)
  • Certifications and Affiliations: Bar-On EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360; Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator; Technology of Participation Training in Group Methods; Strategic Planning and Facilitating Conciliation; LeadershipPlenty (Pew Partnership for Civic Change); Study Circles (Everyday Democracy); Certified Faculty Developer
  • Awards:Excellence in Teamwork, NACDEP, 2014; Early Career Award, MACLEP, 2013; Excellence in Programming (Team), MACLEP, 2013; NACDEP Educational Package Award, 2013; Award for Excellence in Educational Materials (Individual), MACLEP, 2012; Award for Excellence in Educational Materials (Team), MACLEP, 2012; Award for Excellence in Programming, MACLEP, 2011; Award for Excellence in Research, MACLEP, 2011
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