IWA Board of Directors Welcomes Aaron Chivara

Our board’s latest member brings years of experience in both compassionate service and insight meditation. Aaron is a resident of the Bay Area and is graduating from medical school later this month. He has traveled extensively and has worked in developing nations’ health care.

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Aaron Chavira, MPH is a 4th year osteopathic medical student at Touro University who has planned and extended his medical schooling to build in periods of intensive mindfulness and meditation practice in Myanmar, Nepal, and Malaysia. He is has been meditating since 1999 and has been a student of the IMC lay sangha since 2006. For his MPH thesis at Dartmouth Medical School, he helped deliver public health projects in the Volta region of Ghana. He currently serves on the IMC board, facilitates the IMC Mindful Teens program, and will start residency in internal medicine in June 2015.

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