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Sarah Gough celebrates over 20 years of facilitation and speaking experience, spreading experiential education across the globe as Executive Director of Play for Peace, an organization that brings together youth, adults, and organizations from communities in conflict through cooperative play to create laughter, compassion, and peace. Grounded by an MSW in interpersonal relations from the University of Michigan, her passion for mentoring change-makers and training future generations of facilitators is evidenced by her founding of a Trainers Certification course for experiential educators and leading ongoing workshops and panels with young people in Latin and North America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. She has published the direct impact of her work with research articles in JEE, other publications, and conferences as well as with the book co-authored PeaceCircles. In 2020, she spearheaded "Playscapes" facilitating online 2D experiential workshops with State Department and university programs for students and teachers in Iraq, Poland, Germany and more. Sarah is also an advisor to Kikori, a mobile app & community-driven platform of experiential education activities for educators, facilitators, and trainers. She is the recipient of the 2021 Michael Stratton Practitioner's Award from the Association of Experiential Education.