Mishy Lesser is the Learning Director for the Coexist Learning Project. She conceived and developed the Coexist Teacher’s Guide to help teachers and students use the film in impactful ways. She has worked with youth since the 1980s and came of age as a trainer and facilitator by partnering with community leaders and organizations in Chile and Ecuador. Mishy has extensive experience in curriculum development, workshop design, and group facilitation. She is a Circle Keeper, and her workshops are both content-rich and attentive to the social emotional learning needs of participants. She is also a writer and has been featured on WBUR (Boston) and PRI/BBC’s “The World.” Mishy earned a doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a certificate from the Couples and Family Center at Harvard Medical School. She spent twelve years in Latin American and ten years in the field of workforce development, with a focus on policy and program reform. She is an Associate of the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding.