Megan Kennedy is a Ph.D. student in the College of Education at the University of Washington and the Director of the UW Resilience Lab. As a leader and facilitator, Kennedy aims to build healthy and compassionate learning communities where students, staff, and instructors are thriving. She is developing and evaluating a systems-based approach to well-being that combines applied research, education, and collaborative programming across three University of Washington campuses. This includes supporting and partnering with faculty and academic departments, student health care, student life, and campus-and community-based organizations seeking to deepen their mindful capacity and resilience. Kennedy earned her master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University and is a licensed therapist with over a decade of experience in public and private practice.

This profile was last updated on September 13, 2021

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Resistance through Resilience: A Compassionate Approach to Interrupting Privilege

Megan Kennedy, Ralina Joseph, Jas Moultrie, Bonnie Duran, LaNesha DeBardelaben

Topics: Mindfulness | Self & Other | Social Change