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Hi there! Welcome to my site! Here you can find a bit about me, what I’m passionate about, what I do, and some cool resources along the way.

Through my studies and explorations, I have found myself investigating the human condition through the lenses of public health, psychology, neuroscience, and contemplative practice. As an undergraduate student, I studied global challenges and change-making through my Public Policy & Global Health courses by day while exploring the nature of my own mind and inner experience through yoga, meditation, and Buddhist philosophy by night.

Diving deeper into both, I spent 2 years working at the forefront of health-tech at IBM Watson Health to better understand macro transformation of the human condition through healthcare improvements, while simultaneously pursuing a 200-hour yoga teacher training to approach these curiosities through my own inner world. These have begun to merge as I study inner development for outer change through pursuing my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Spirituality & Mind-Body Practice.

In my studies, I investigate the neurophysiology and therapeutic potential of contemplative practices, self-transcendent experiences (awe, interconnectedness, non-dual awareness), and pro-social emotions (compassion, empathy, altruism), and ultimately how strengthening our connection with ourselves, others, and the natural world broadens our capacity for living a meaningful and fulfilling life. I teach these practices across NYC with my sister Gigi through our organization The Art of Human Being.

Please reach out if you’re interested in meeting or working with me! I’m always up for a nature walk or a chat over tea. You can typically find me in a bookstore, community garden, yoga/meditation studio, or roller-blading down Hudson River park!


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Masters in Clinical Psychology, concentration in Spirituality & Mind-Body Practice

Since July 2018

Courses include:

  • Clinical Applications of Spirituality and Mind-Body Practice

  • Positive Psychology

  • Adult Psychopathology

  • Practicum in evidence-based Wellness Workshop Facilitation

  • Psychoneuroimmunology

  • Neuroscience: Brain and Behavior (Communication in the Nervous System)

  • Neuroscience: Brain and Behavior (Perception, Emotion, Memory and Cognition)

  • Medical Anthropology


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Mindfulness Coach

Since January 2019

Founded in research from Positive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, The LightUp Laboffers evidence-based methods and mindfulness practice to enhance psychological wellbeing. As a Coach, I develop content and facilitate classes across NYC.


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Research Assistant, Integrative Medicine NYU Rusk Rehabilitation Center

Since September 2018

Current research investigating: cortisol levels after meditation in pediatric patients with autoimmune disease or neurological disorders; yoga for traumatic brain injury patients; energy medicine for chronic pain; and acupuncture.


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Product Manager, IBM Watson Health

2016-2018, New York City

Product management in the IBM Watson Health business unit with a focus on value-based care. Manage product research, design, development and go-to-market strategy for new population health software.

BlueSpark Leadership Development Program: comprehensive leadership development program providing experience in various roles across IBM Watson Health business units

Inventor of official USPTO Patent: Repetitive Stress and Compulsive Anxiety Prevention System

Projects: Founding member of Women of Watson Health organization

Training: IBM Global Sales School, Healthcare Industry Foundations


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B.A. in Public Policy (Health Policy Concentration)

Minor in Global Health

2012-2016

Followed my passion for health and innovation working at the Duke Office of Information Technology: Innovation Co-Lab, an open innovation branch of Duke OIT – a student innovation incubator focused on using tech to improve Duke’s research, academic, and service missions.

Served as Campus Director of Duke University’s Hult Prize, organizing quarter-finals for the $1M Hult Prize for social ventures at Duke.

Work at Duke University’s partner International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD), supporting global health entrepreneurs in scaling their businesses. Represented Duke University at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Higher Education Solutions Network annual TechCon conference of development labs. I have also contributed news articles and blogs to several Duke health-related organizations on the topics of bioethics, human-centered design for healthcare innovation, and global health in higher education.


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Yoga & Meditation Instructor, Namaste New York

Since 2019

Craft and instruct personalized yoga and meditation sessions for private clients, corporate settings, and schools across New York.