Atty. Florisa Almodiel is pursuing a Masters in Law at the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. She was one of the first lawyers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Hawaii. Flor pioneered the application of ADR to environmental conflicts and co-founded the Mediatiors Network for Sustainable Peace (MedNet), a conflict-resolution NGO providing ADR training and mediation services. Flor has lectured on International Human Rights Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution for the mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) program of the Supreme Court for lawyers and judges at the University of Cebu and has published an article on the use of conflict management in coastal management. She graduated top of her class, cum laude, in AB Sociology from the University of the Philippines (UP) and holds a Bachelor of Law degree, also from UP.