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Emeritus (Retired)

Lucy Leu

English, Mandarin
Certified Trainer from 1998 to 2024

Trainer's profile

Growing up bi-lingual and bicultural on Taiwan, I took an early interest in languages and the bridging of cultures. I entered the fields of teaching and counseling. In 1986, I began practicing Insight Meditation after which my teaching career turned towards peace education. 

I founded the regional organization, Puget Sound Network for Compassionate Communication, and was the Board President of the Center for Nonviolent Communication. I am married, have two adult children, and now have the opportunity to tend to my elders for which I am grateful.

In addition, I co-founded the Freedom Project, an organization that brought NVC training to prison inmates to support their reintegration into society. It was my privilege to be invited by those in prison to share the NVC and mindfulness teachings that have transformed my life. Inspired by the overwhelming response of workshop participants who have benefited in the past three years, I dedicated my life to this work and to co-creating an organization that will make these trainings available to all those who are touched by our prison system: inmates and families, officers and staff, returnees and the communities to which they are released.

Education and Work Background

  • BA, French Language and Literature, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.
  • MA, Feminist Studies, Goddard-Cambridge Graduate School for Social Change, Cambridge, MA.
  • M.Ed, Harvard University School of Education, Cambridge, MA.
  • Teaching Experience: International Education Center (Tokyo, Japan), University of Massachusetts (harbor Campus, Boston, MA)
  • Social Work Experience: Youth services administration and counseling (Somerville, MA)


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