Thesis Title: Compassion for the Stigmatized: Understanding Altruistic Responses towards Marginalized Individuals
Committee: Amy C. Edmondson (co-chair), Robin J. Ely (co-chair), and Wendy Berry Mendes. Current Position: Life Coach, Mindfulness Coaching Groups and Certified Instructor, Roots of Empathy
Diane Biray Gregorio (Consultant) received a Ph.D. and A.M. from Harvard University in Sociology and a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Economics. Her journey has taken her from organizational strategy, to international humanitarian work at Oxfam, to academia. She has worked in research and activism on global health issues, poverty, and international development, especially the intersection of women’s health and human rights. She now serves as Nalandabodhi United States’ Executive Director, working with a worldwide network of 19 centers and study groups. At the heart of Diane’s path is the aspiration to seamlessly integrate contemplative practice and action to alleviate suffering in the world.