Robyn Long (she/her) leads CCFW’s partnerships, training, research, and program development for Be REAL, a program that supports the well-being of college students and professionals. She also co-develops interventions for CCFW’s research, including a postpartum stress reduction program for NEW Moms and REAL Pro. Robyn has been facilitating wellness and mindfulness-based programs, including yoga, since 2009 in a variety of community and clinical settings in the US, Canada, India, and the Middle East. Prior to coming to the UW, she managed health and wellness programs and grants at the University of Calgary, Harvard School of Public Health and international nonprofits focused on child development and education.
Robyn holds a BA and MA in International Development & Social Change from Clark University, a certificate in Early Childhood Education and Development, and is in her last year of the UW MSW program. She has completed advanced yoga and meditation teacher training programs under the guidance of Sir TKV Desikachar at the Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation in India, The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens. Robyn has specialized training in yoga and mindfulness for children, cancer patients, trauma, and the prenatal and postpartum periods.
Sasha Duttchoudhury (they/them) graduated from the University of Washington in 2013 with a BA in English. Since then, Sasha has been published in “T.I.P.S. to Study Abroad: Simple Letter for Complex Engagement” (2014) and “Moving Truth(s)” (2015), an anthology project they co-edited. Sasha has also been a South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) Young Leaders Institute Fellow (2014) and a Voices of Our Nation’s Arts (VONA) Fellow (2016). Sasha has presented at a number of conferences, including the “National South Asian Summit” (2015), the “National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance” National Conference (2015), and “Creating Change” (2016). Currently, Sasha is a graduate student at the University of Washington School of Social Work and is focused on Clinical Practice through an internship with MEND Seattle. Additionally, Sasha is the Graduate Student Assistant with the UW Resilience Lab and is on the board of Sankofa Impact. While at the UW, Sasha completed CCFW’s Be REAL Facilitator Training Program.