Queen is passionate about helping parties gain mutual understanding while reconciling their interests. She brings to this process her sunny optimism and a novel perspective born from a deep degree of empathy. Her philosophy is that an equity tide lifts all boats. To that end, Queen is skilled in mediation, cross-cultural communication, negotiation, facilitation, and training.
Queen is an experienced educator who has worked with students of varied backgrounds while facilitating classes on the topics of Sociology of Conflict and the Sociology of Conflict, War and Terrorism, among others.
As a lifelong learner, Queen holds a MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and a certificate in Global Arbitration Practice and Law. She is currently scheduled to add to her toolbox with Restorative Justice Dialogue Training in September, 2022 and, in January, 2023, a trip to Israel for a course on Conflict Resolution from the Perspective of Religious Traditions.
Queen anticipates receiving her JD from Lewis and Clark in February, 2023. As a law clerk, Queen has helped clients to find solutions in eviction, housing, bankruptcy, employment, and immigration matters.
She spends her free time volunteering with Clackamas County Small Claims Resolution Center as a mediator and the Beaverton Baha’i Community as a teacher. She also enjoys painting in different mediums and practicing flute, piano, guitar and a number of ballroom dances while frequenting various studios. After acquiring Arabic and Spanish in the service of the US Air Force, Queen traveled the world and worked in Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Colombia. Queen and her biracial son now add to the tapestry in a very diverse Beaverton, Oregon neighborhood that helps her maintain her language skills and attempt a few more.