Polina P. Mischenko
Polina Mischenko is a Ph.D. student at the Univ. of Virginia. Her mission is to help educators and learners of all ages to cultivate ease and joy within their personal and professional lives – to feel content, yet empowered to initiate personal and systemic transformation. Working with Dr. Tish Jennings (her PhD advisor, Polina is researching what it takes to teach mindfulness in elementary schools. She assists Charlottesville City Schools with their mindfulness-based initiatives and conducts CARE, yoga workshops, and mindfulness classes for teachers and school faculty in Virginia. Previously, Polina was involved in the international education field at UNESCO in Switzerland, her Master’s studies at Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Spain.