Alyson Lie is an office volunteer at CMC focusing on communications. She is on the editorial staff of two California publications: Catamaran Literary Reader, a print publication, and Leaping Clear, an online magazine of art, literature, and contemplative practice. Alyson has practiced insight meditation intensively since 2012. She leads drop-in meditation classes at the Cambridge YWCA residences, and Heading Home, Inc., a transitional shelter for formerly homeless women. She also teaches beginning meditation at Cambridge Center for Adult Education.