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 travels, I have found myself exploring the human condition through the lenses of health, community, and inner wisdom. In college, I dove into the world of health and healing through my Public Policy & Global Health courses in college by day, while deepening my own inner exploration 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 in the Health division 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. As these merge, I am now pursuing my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Spirituality & Mind-Body Practice, at Columbia University. I am passionate about developing inner wisdom and discovering how we can better connect to ourselves, each other, and the natural environment through contemplative practice and meaningful service.
In my studies, I investigate the neurophysiology and therapeutic potential of contemplative practices, human connection, pro-social emotions (compassion, empathy, altruism), and ultimately how strengthening our connection with ourselves and the natural world broadens our capacity for deeper and more impactful living.
Today, I also work with groups and individuals to guide inner exploration and outer change through the philosophy, science, and practice of living a meaningful life and cultivating an awakened heart and mind, through an organization I run with my sister – The Art of Human Being. I most recently completed my certification in Permaculture Design, to better understand the potential for sustainable and ecologically-harmonious human development as well as to explore the psychologically and physiologically healing effects of human-nature interconnectedness.
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, a yoga / meditation studio, or roller-blading down Hudson River park :)
Since July 2018
Clinical Applications of Spirituality and Mind-Body Practice
Practicum in evidence-based Wellness Workshop Facilitation
Neuroscience: Brain and Behavior (Communication in the Nervous System)
Neuroscience: Brain and Behavior (Perception, Emotion, Memory and Cognition)
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.
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.
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
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.
Craft and instruct personalized yoga and meditation sessions for private clients, corporate settings, and schools across New York.