Emiliana Rodríguez  is a co-founder and Research Director at AtentaMente – a Mexican organization dedicated to the development and implementation of contemplative based social and emotional learning curricula for children, adolescents and adults. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s in Mind Brain and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For more than 12 years she has studied and practiced Buddhism. Her interest in bridging scientific research, contemplative practices and education led her to contribute in research projects at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the University of Wisconsin, and Research Schools at Harvard University.  Her current projects include a longitudinal study to understand the effects of a contemplative based training for adolescents; curriculum development, creation of an app for mobile phones to foster contemplative practice; and a research initiative to understand the learning pathways of compassion in children.

This profile was last updated on May 23, 2015

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