Lucila Rudge, Ph.D., began her career in education as a Waldorf kindergarten teacher in Brazil. She has over 25 years of experience in education in K-12 schools and higher education. Lucila has a doctorate in Holistic Education from The Ohio State University and an M.A in Drama in Education from the University of Central England. She was an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Montana and an Honorary Academic at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Lucila has extensive international experience. She has taught in Brazil, her native country, the U.K., Indonesia, and United States. Her research and teaching experience include teacher-student relationships, social and emotional learning, holistic pedagogy, contemplative practices in education, diversity in education, and international education.