Angela 'Mictlanxochitl' Anderson, Ph.D. candidate, M.A. is currently a scholar practitioner and artist whose doctoral studies are exploring the intersections of epistemology, indigenous knowledge and spirituality. Both her art and her studies are an extension of her spiritual work within traditions of Mesoamerican, Native American, and Andean lineages. At CIIS, she lead a $10,000 Social Innovation Grant from California Campus Compact that enabled CIIS students to initate the“Mindfulness & Community Resilience” project at a charter school in the Tenderloin Community. In the Bay area community, Angela works alongside local artists around creative endeavors aiming to create and honor sacred space and indigenous traditions. She received an M.A. in public policy and a certificate in health administration and policy from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Public Policy in 2004, and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2000.