Barb Blazej has been the coordinator of the University of Maine Diversity Leadership Institute since 2015. She has also been involved with the UMaine Peace & Reconciliation Studies Program since 1994, as an administrative associate, program coordinator, director of a Maine DHHS grant on K-12 Youth Violence Prevention & Restorative Justice Education, and a faculty member. Barb has also worked in the field of restorative justice and restorative practices in school as a trainer, facilitator, and practitioner. Barb received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Maine. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, kayaking, biking, and traveling to new places.