Stephanie N. Van Hook is passionate about the power of nonviolence and constructive conflict resolution, especially in its practical applications in early childhood education and unarmed peacekeeping. She has been working with the Metta Center since 2007, starting as the Executive Director in 2010. She hosts Peace Paradigm Radio every other Friday on KWMR. In her free time, Stephanie is a Montessori educator at Red Barn Montessori, in Petaluma, California, and draws insight and encouragement from the works of the great feminist peace educator, Dr. Maria Montessori. She is associated with the Green Shadow Cabinet, Peaceworkers, the US Peace Corps (Benin 2005-2007).