Heather grew up in the Mojave Desert, Ca. She left home to pursue her passion for academics and learning. After completing her graduate studies in Psychology, she worked in welfare and government systems. Eventually, she felt a need to go beyond psychology to understand people’s suffering. In her search, she discovered the teachings of meditation and the Dhamma. She spent time integrating these experiences and aspires to further embody what she has learned and share with others.
Now living at the Aloka Earth Room, she undertakes a year of Lay Nekkhamma Training. An opportunity that affords her and others like herself a chance to deepen their spiritual practice, while maintaining a foothold in the working world.