I'm inspired to help others cultivate wonder, insight, and resilience, and have been blessed to work toward this end as an interfaith chaplain, spiritual life director, and meditation teacher. In October 2018 I was thrilled to assume the role of Director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Amherst College. Before that, I was Director of Religious and Spiritual Life & Campus Chaplain at Emerson College for almost 2 years across 2017-2018. From 2013-2016 I served as the Buddhist Spiritual Advisor and Mindfulness Program Director at Northeastern University, as well as Staff Chaplain at Franciscan Children's, where I taught mindfulness meditation to adolescent patients on an acute psychiatric unit.


I received a master of divinity, focused on Buddhist ministry, from Harvard Divinity School, and a master of education from Lesley University’s Creative Arts in Learning Program. I was a Board Certified Chaplain from 2013-2021 and was authorized in 2012 as a Community Dharma Leader in the Insight Meditation tradition of Theravada Buddhism. Across my work, I am committed to increasing mindfulness equity—equal access to mindfulness training across potential barriers based on race or class. Venues at which I have presented on mindfulness equity and Buddhist chaplaincy include Oxford University, Harvard's Medical and Divinity Schools, and the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies. I am the Editor of Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism (McFarland, 2016).

Groups or venues for which I have offered workshops, meditations, papers, posters, or lectures include:



  • Brandeis University (Sociology of Religion class)
  • Emerson College
  • Episcopal Divinity School (Table-Talk Series)
  • Hartford International University for Religion & Peace (University Chaplaincy class)
  • Harvard Divinity School
    • Buddhism, Culture, and Diversity class
    • Arts of Contemplative Care class
    • Buddhist Chaplaincy: Spiritual Foundations in Caregiving Practice class
    • Buddhist Ministry Initiative 10 year anniversary celebration
  • Harvard Extension School (Mindfulness, Meaning, and Resilience class)
  • Harvard Hillel
  • Harvard Medical School (Spirituality and Healing in Medicine class)
  • Hunter College (Religious Belief and Physical Practice class)
  • MIT Buddhist Community
  • Northeastern University (Psychology and Meditation class)
  • Tufts University (Conflict! New Ways of Thinking about Life’s Challenges class)
  • UMass Amherst (Women's Bodies: Poetry, Politics and Power class)
  • Wheelock College (Visual Communications class)


  • Arbour Counseling Services
  • Buddhist Ministry and Vocational Discernment Conference, Harvard Divinity School
  • Center for the Study of World Religions
  • College of Engineering Staff Retreat, Northeastern University
  • Coming Together 7: Interfaith Student Conference, Yale University
  • Cultivating Resiliency in Higher Education Chaplaincy, Harvard Divinity School
  • The Conference Board's Council on Executive Coaching
  • Conference for Advancing Evidence-Based Teaching, Northeastern University
  • Conference on Buddhism and Race in America, Harvard Divinity School
  • Conference of Buddhist Chaplains from UK and US, Oxford University
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Earthdance Retreat Center (Body-Time: A Silent Somatic Retreat)
  • Franciscan Children's (patients and staff)
  • International Symposium for Contemplative Studies
  • The Jewish Farm School
  • Mercy Medical Center, Addiction Medicine team
  • Milton Academy (African American history class)
  • New England Interfaith Student Summit, Northeastern University
  • Ploughshares publishing
  • Research, Innovation, and Scholarship Expo, Northeastern University
  • Teach-In on Race, Emerson College
  • Youth Climate Action Network


  • Against The Stream Boston (Meditation Facilitator)
  • Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (Dharma and Arts Symposium)
  • Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England (interfaith panelist)
  • Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley (4-class series, evening talks, 1/2 day retreat)
  • Insight Meditation Society (teen retreat)
  • The Interdependence Project (1/2 day retreat)
  • Nantucket Unitarian Universalist Meeting House (delivered guest sermons)
  • New York Insight Meditation Center (1/2 day retreat)
  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center (family retreat)

Full professional resume available on request.