Program Design Team
Gail was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, raised and educated in Santiago, Chile, and now lives in Cooperstown, NY. She has a bachelor in Social Sciences and a masters in Sociology from the Univerdad Católica de Chile (2009).
Gail began practicing yoga in 2003 and meditation in 2011. After working 2 years in market research and HR consulting, she started working as an assistant director to an educational foundation, focused on providing quality education to youth in Santiago.
In 2012, driven by a deep interest on the Tibetan culture and the Buddhist tradition, she traveled to Nepal and met her teacher Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche. In 2015 she moved to upstate New York to work as a volunteer in the Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, Coopertown, and now serves as the center’s Executive Director.
Gail has experience leading compassion-based meditation trainings, and is passionate about brining that work forward in the world. She now splits her time between Nepal and Chile.