Denise Yusuff attended Cornell University and received her Bachelor of Science in Rural Sociology in May 2003. While in college, she attended the Summer Institute for Demographic Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She then attended Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN where she received her J.D. in May 2006. Her concentration was in Alternative Dispute Resolution. While in law school she completed a certificate program in Global Arbitration Law and Practice: National and Transborder Perspectives at The School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London. Denise is passionate about mediation and restorative justice because of the unifying benefits they bring to the community. Her practice, Denise Yusuff Mediations, focuses on family mediations, business disputes and conflict resolution workshops. She actively volunteers in the community with Centinela Youth Services, the Los Angeles County Bar Association Civic Mediation Project, California Academy of Mediation Professionals and the Boys and Girls Club of the Antelope Valley. As a volunteer for Centinela Youth Services, she has worked with various populations to help introduce conflict resolution skills to families and offer an alternative to juvenile detention via the victim/offender program. She has been a volunteer for over 2 years with CYS and credits the program with taking her mediation skills to the next level of understanding how to assist families in need. She continues to serve as a coach for the next generation of CYS volunteer mediators.