is a Chicago-based mindfulness practitioner, media arts educator and documentary filmmaker. She is committed to working with Chicago youth around issues of social justice and has witnessed the power of creative and digital arts, narrative-therapy based storytelling, and meditation practices in healing communities impacted by chronic stress, violence and disinvestment. She believes life is a journey and we are just mirrors for each other; here to serve as guides. In addition to teaching digital media arts in Chicago Public high schools and serving as a Calm Classroom facilitator bringing mindfulness curriculum to young people, Larissa has worked in television production on shows for PBS, The History Channel and The Food Network. She earned a Master degree in Visual Media Arts from Emerson College and a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.