As an Oregon Sea
Grant Extension faculty member at Oregon
in the department of Sociology, Flaxen works with coastal communities and
families who are affected by changes in natural resource policy and management.
She helps access resources, build coalitions, and plan strategies that meet the
needs of all interests. In partnership with community learners, agency
personnel, and other subject matter specialists and agents, she provides
coastal and statewide outreach and engagement for the development of community
educational programs, materials, and action research related to cooperation,
conflict transformation, personal and group leadership, community economic
development, and managing change.