2022 – MSW – University of Southern California: Adult Mental Health & Wellness

2008 – MA – Goddard College, Individualized Studies: Pilgrimage (creative writing, ethnography & autoethnography, comparative religion, consciousness studies, cultural studies, and anthropology)

1998 – BM – Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University: Flute Performance


Professional development / mentorship / training / initiation:

2022 to date – Internal Family Systems (Richard Schwartz, Bonnie Weiss)

2022 – Healing the Legacy of Historical & Transgenerational Trauma (Linda Thai)

2022 – Creative Writing & Ancestral Connection, Abbey of the Arts (Christine Valters Paintner)

2021 to date – The work of Francis Weller: grief/loss as initiation; the intersection of psychology, spirituality, and ritual practices; mythology, alchemy, indigenous wisdom, and soulful community building

2019 – St. Mary’s By The Sea – Silent Retreat w/ Spiritual Direction, New Jersey

2019 – Death of Carolyn Anne Worley Mullins, Angela’s mother

2019 – Hospice of the Panhandle, West Virginia, volunteer training

2016 to date – The Work That Reconnects and Joanna Macy’s legacy: spiritual activism; ritual practices; systems theory; deep ecology; sustainable community; grief work; and the intersection of psychology, spirituality, and culture. Completed Facilitator Development Program in 2017-2018

2017 to 2018 – Completed Ancestral Medicine Practitioner Training Program; Certified Ancestral Healing Practitioner

2017 – Blue Ridge Hospice, Virginia, volunteer training

2017 – Q’ero Initiatory Rites with elders Don Agustin & Dona Benita, Peruvian Andes

2016 – Malidoma Patrice Somé: Ancestralization 5-day Ritual Intensive, North Carolina

2016 – Death of Buford Lewis Mullins, Angela’s father

2016 – Plant Medicine Dieta with Don Bechin, Peruvian Amazon

2016 – Pilgrimage to Q’ero Nation with Don Agustin, Dona Benita, and Santos Machacca Apaza, Peruvian Andes

2016 – Q’ero Initiatory Rites with Don Agustin & Dona Benita, Peruvian Andes

2015 to date – Mentorship with elders Don Agustin & Dona Benita of Q’eros Nation, Peruvian Andes

2015 – Plant Medicine Dieta with Javier Regueiro, Peruvian Andes

2015 – Rite of the Womb Initiation; Pisac, Peru

2014 – Pilgrimage to Peru

2014 – Munay-Ki Initiation; Pisac, Peru

2013 – Pilgrimage to Peru

2009 – Pilgrimage to Peru

2008 to present – Mindfulness/Vipassana Meditation ongoing study with Tara Brach and the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (Washington, DC)

2008 to 2020 – Mentorship with Javier Regueiro, Peruvian Andes

2008 to 2019 – Mentorship with Diego Palma, Peruvian Andes

2008 to 2011 – Nonviolent Communication, various trainings and mentors

2007 to 2008 – Pilgrimage to Peru, seeking initiation

2006 – Pilgrimage to Paris

2006 – Pilgrimage to China and Tibet

2005 to 2009 – Usui Reiki Master mentorship and training with Carolyn Shanti Hatt

2005 – Pilgrimage to Peru and Bolivia

2004 – Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage, Northern Spain (from St. Jean to Finisterre)