Dr. Kia-Keating is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and most importantly, a mom. She is the Founder of Power of Drishti for meditations and music. Her scholarship and activism centers around resilience.


Empowering individuals, families, schools, and communities through resilience, participatory action, and human centered design.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Trainings for organizations, schools, communities, families, and individuals, prevention and intervention programs, resources on mindfulness and meditation practice, and a range and diverse genre of music with meditations at Power of Drishti.

Amplifying Voices

Working to amplify voices, and authentic representation of young people, minoritized communities, and others through storytelling, media, participatory action, and human-centered design.

Media, Blogs, Videos

A selection of Dr. Kia-Keating’s media interviews, blog postings, and video presentations.

Media Interviews

CNN, ABC News, Washington Post, and other interviews


Conversations about ACEs, trauma, displacement, immigration, climate change, resilience, and other current issues.


Keynote addresses, webinars, and other presentations.

Contact Dr. Kia-Keating


Questions and requests.