Rachael Petersen is a volunteer fellow supporting the MINDFUL-PC and Mindful Mental Health Service Programs, as well as grantwriting for the Center. She is currently on leave from the MIT Media Lab exploring how to better align her professional career with her contemplative practice. Previously, she was Deputy Director of Global Forest Watch, a nonprofit initiative in Washington, D.C. Rachael is particularly interested in mindfulness as an adjunct therapy for treatments of mental illness, such as depression and anxiety. When not meditating, Rachael enjoys writing, hot yoga, playing piano, envying other people's dogs, and getting outside as much as possible.