Arren Mendezona Allegretti is a PhD student working under Jessica Thompson in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources department (HDNR). She grew up in Cebu, Philippines and immigrated to the United States where she received her B.S. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She worked as a field ecologist and wetlands biologist in the Sierra Nevada foothills in California. She also has worked on community development and volunteer tourism projects in Costa Rica and the Philippines. In 2010, she received her M.S. in the HDNR at Colorado State University. Her thesis focused on measuring conflict and stakeholder acceptability of coastal resource management policies in Cebu, Philippines. Arren has experience in facilitating natural resource management workshops in the Philippines and in the United States (http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/videos/). Her research interests include community-based natural resource management, coastal resource management, natural resource collaboration, and environmental conflict management.