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).
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