Emily Carpenter has been practicing insight meditation since 1998. She was on staff at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts from 2009-2012 and continues to spend time there on retreat each year. She is a graduate of the Community Dharma Leader program through Spirit Rock Meditation Center and is a former meditation coach with the 10% Happier meditation app. She is also a long-time supporter of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, a monastery for Theravada bhikkhunis in California and spends time there regularly. Emily lives in Portland Oregon and is an avid hiker and backpacker.