Sandra Fernandez, EdD

Sandra is a mother, teacher, student, activist, author, and lover of stories. She holds a doctorate in International and Intercultural Development Education from Florida International University. Her teaching experience includes elementary, high school, and university level programs, and she has taught in Canada, Australia, Japan, and the USA.

Her teaching philosophy has always been rooted in child-centered, experience-based, integrated learning. In her current role as Mingyur Rinpoche’s Chief of Staff, she supports the Tergar Mandala by facilitating connections and projects within Rinpcohe’s diverse activities. This includes monasteries, meditation communities throughout the world, and social engagement projects in Nepal, India, and Tibet.