Richa Gawande, PhD is Research and Programs Manager for the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. She is passionate about communities and community organizing, mindfulness and compassion practice, research and teaching. She is committed to reducing barriers to access to mindfulness and compassion training in marginalized populations, to integrating these trainings into health care systems, and to researching the effects of these trainings on self-compassion and healthy living. She has a background in tuberculosis biology and public health and is interested in the intersection of mental and physical health. She hopes to bring passion and compassion to the team at the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion.