Michaela Maxwell holds a BA in South Asian Studies from Middlebury College. Her research spans the areas of mindfulness, cognitive science, identity, moral philosophy and gender equality in Buddhism. She has conducted workshops on mindfulness and emotional intelligence in the workplace, and has done fieldwork in India and Nepal. Interested in secularizing mindfulness practices for larger audiences, Michaela assisted in the editing process for the CIT manual. She firmly believes that the most effective way to make any change in the world is by shifting our mindsets. When we manage to do this, all else follows. Michaela is passionate about the transformative power of Compassionate Integrity Training to cultivate human well-being, as well as more fruitful dialogue in all sections of the population.