Kami is a Doctoral Candidate and Bennett Pierce Graduate Fellow in Compassion and Caring in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at Penn State University, mentored by her advisor Dr. Mark Greenberg. Her research focuses on evidence-based prevention strategies in educational settings, in particular the promotion of genuine personal and social awareness as a way to support positive and healthy youth development. Kami is interested in examining how to cultivate and expand the basic human capacities of mindfulness and compassion, and enhance youth and teachers’ personal and social wellbeing, ethical behavior, and educational success. For her dissertation at Penn State University, Kami assumed the lead role in a randomized control trial project, evaluating the impact of college-adapted mindfulness training on 1st year students’ health and wellbeing.

This profile was last updated on September 19, 2016

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