Sigal Shoham fell in love with all things conflict and collaboration in 2004. She was so eager to practice empathy that she set up a booth at the local farmer's market with a sign that said "Fighting with Anyone? Help and Advice Here."
Soon after, Sigal began mediating at San Francisco Small Claims Court, The Office of Citizens Complaints, and Community Boards. She became a prominent trainer and facilitator for Bay Area Nonviolent Communication. In 2011, Sigal moved east to obtain a Masters in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. During her studies, Sigal focused on organizational health and the role of an Organizational Ombuds.
Sigal has been with the Department of Interior's Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution since 2013. She serves as an Ombuds for The National Park Service. In addition to her Ombuds role, Sigal provides convening, mediation, facilitation, teambuilding, and training throughout the department.
DOI Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution