Jessika Bailey, M.A., received her BA at Northern Arizona University, and she is a PsyD candidate at Pepperdine University, where she is completing a dissertation, “Self-compassion based stress management workshop for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.” She is currently an intern at the Bedford VA in the Geropsychology track. She has had clinical experience at UCLA and has facilitated various contemplative practices in a diverse range of settings around the world.