Jarling is a program manager for the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration, a research center and office for public collaboration that serves citizens and government agencies in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  She has over 15 years of experience in conflict management and has trained and coached hundreds of individuals in conflict management, restorative justice, legal research, and facilitation.  She is currently undergoing coach training to become certified as a Co-Active coach.

Jarling’s career has spanned the private, public, and non-profit sectors, working for charitable organizations, local government, and a multinational company.  She has consulted for non-profits and serves on the Advisory Board for Southern California Family Mediation and the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center.  Prior to joining the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration, she was the executive director of the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center where she stabilized and re-established a solid foundation for the organization to grow.

She is a certified transformative mediator, earned her law degree at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon and her bachelor’s degree in Zoology at The Ohio State University.  In her spare time, Jarling enjoys baking, hiking, and birding. She loves the outdoors and can occasionally be found outside, rock climbing with her spouse. She is currently training their 10-year-old rescue, a green-cheeked conure, to fly.

She currently serves as MBBI’s Chair of the Resource Development Committee (RDC).