Rose

Rose is a cross-cultural mindfulness expert, child-specialist, educator, and Founder of Ivy Child International. Rose was born and raised in Jericho Gardens, New York to parents who immigrated from Kerala, India. Rose’s father was an Economics professor and mother was an accountant, both who were deeply devoted to mindfulness practice. Rose’s interests in music and the arts from a young age led her to creating multiple modalities to share engage and share avenues to addressing and educating groups on health issues. Beginning as a teenager serving slum dwellers in India, to teaching art and music to street children in rural villages, to now working within systems to build mindfulness across cities and organizations. Rose found her passion in education and social change. Her research interests range from applied positive psychology, the study of human flourishing, and mindfulness-based learning with children/youth to primarily systems change with a special focus on cross-cultural competencies. Her professional experiences have led her to partnering with UNICEF and World Vision. The Worcester Business Journal honored Rose as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” in Central Massachusetts in 2010, 2011 “Young Leaders pioneering global social change,” “Top 12 People Making a Difference in Central Massachusetts” in 2012 and named “Women Leading In Central Massachusetts” in 2013/2014 and a featured TEDx speaker on “Unlocking Children’s Potential Through Mindfulness” in 2014. Ivy Child International was recognized as an “Essential Agent of Change” by the Department of Public Health in 2018. Rose is a wife and mother of five children which are her source of daily inspiration. Rose resides in Concord, Massachusetts with her family. 

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