Community Engagement Specialist

Claire de Mézerville López is a licensed psychologist from UCR (Universidad de Costa Rica). She holds a Master in Education with an emphasis on cognitive development from ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, México). She also has a Master of Science in Restorative Practices from the IIRP Graduate School. She has experience as a university lecturer, therapist, researcher and consultant. Claire has published papers on adolescence, restorative practices, resilience and educational psychology. Claire has worked with the IIRP since 2011. Currently, among other duties, serves as a liaison to Spanish-speaking communities and organizations in Latin America and elsewhere.

Claire is based in Costa Rica, where she has coordinated and facilitated professional development processes on behalf of the IIRP with government agencies, including the Justice System (Poder Judicial), Ministry of Education (MEP) and Social Welfare Institute (IMAS), to help advance the application of restorative practices in different dimensions of civic life. Continuous cooperation with other agencies, including the National Psychologist Association and Peace Corps Costa Rica, provides continued training opportunities for social scientists, practitioners, community leaders and volunteers.

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