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Alexx Temeña

Chicago, IL
Alexx Temeña

Alexx graduated from Brown University with degrees in Cognitive Neuroscience and Contemplative Psychology. Blending curriculum design, performing arts, neuroscience, and mindfulness, Alexx’s work explores the question of how young people can create meaningful and fulfilled lives both individually and in community with others.

For the past seven years, Alexx has taught and designed leadership curriculum for students at United World College: International School of Asia, Karuizawa. She has worked with more than a dozen schools in various capacities, from speaker and retreat facilitator to admissions representative and dormitory parent at a boarding school. She has also facilitated workshops for students in UC Berkeley’s Pre-College Internship TRiO program, teachers and school professionals at the Brain Conference hosted by New York State Independent School Association, medical students and professionals in Japan through Team Medics, and as a guest designer in the Cinema and Digital Media department at UC Davis teaching a class about experience design for remote communication.

Outside of her work in schools, Alexx hosts daylong experiences for her community, particularly for women and young people to color to explore themes of identity, connect to their sense of purpose, and cultivate practices of wellbeing.

“My purpose is to extend compassion to myself and others, and to create experiences of joy and wonder that help us realize our interconnectedness.”

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