Tiara Cash, Culture and Equity Specialist, comes to Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience as an alumnus of Arizona State University. Her practice of mindfulness spans the last 20 years of her life, and as a practitioner she has worked in various higher education settings including: athletics, campus recreation, and student success.
Featured on NPR as an expert in Equitable Mindfulness – Tiara has been invited nationally and internationally to present on her research involving mindfulness and overlooked/underrepresented populations. Her scholarly background includes being recognized through scholarships, grants, and awards for her work with mindfulness and equity/social justice, mindfulness in the student-athlete population, and creating performance art with a foundation of mindful practice. Her career focuses include delving into the intersections of mindfulness in named* marginalized and unrepresented populations, and resilience training for life transitions. In her role with Center, her vision is to engage ASU and the surrounding community in life-long learning and personal development with an emphasis on inclusive mindful practices and cultural connection through compassion.
Tiara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Wellness from ASU and a Master’s degree from Western Illinois University in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Psychology. Currently, Tiara is also studying Social Psychology and researching in the Helping and Happiness Lab at Simon Fraser University.