Alex Brunel is research coordinator for the MSC-Pain program and provides research support for MINDFUL-PC. A Wellesley College graduate, Alex was a Gestalt therapist in England before returning to the USA in 2016.  Following her post-graduate degree in Directing and Movement Psychology from Drama Centre (London,) she studied yoga and meditation, and earned her living teaching and performing. Upon leaving London she found a niche providing social and commercial Qualitative research for public and private bodies across the UK, Europe and Asia. In her spare time she renovated houses including a 17th century thatched cottage in an English village and a garden flat in Edinburgh. She loves her garden, music, cycling and her family and doesn't have much time for anything else.