Chelsea earned a master’s degree in public health from New Mexico State University with an emphasis in administration and policy. She also earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology, history, and religious studies from the University of Kansas. Before joining AICAF, she worked as a clinical research coordinator at Mass General Brigham in Boston, where she helped design and implement preventive yoga and exercise interventions for men with prostate cancer undergoing hormone therapy. She has worked as a graduate research intern at the Brown University Mindfulness Center where she assisted on a Native-led study on mindfulness-based stress reduction for Natives with diabetes.
As a registered yoga teacher and prior resident staff at Vajrapani Institute, a meditation center in Boulder Creek, California, Chelsea is interested in using mindfulness-based techniques to promote preventive lifestyle choices, especially as they relate to psychology and nutrition. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys live music, mountain biking, snowboarding, world traveling, and hanging out with her two blue heelers.