Jessica Morey, MA, is the executive director of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme). She began practicing meditation at age 14 on teen retreats offered by the Insight Meditation Society (IMS). She returned for six consecutive years and then participated for 10 years in an IMS young adult mentoring group.
Morey has attended longer retreats (for 1-3 months at a time) in Asia and the United States, and is a founding board member and lead teacher for iBme teen retreats. Before joining iBme, Morey worked in clean energy and climate policy and finance.
Her published works range from the chapter “Ordinary Awakening” in Blue Jean Buddha to Conflict Resolution of the Boruca Hydro-Energy Project: Renewable Energy Production in Costa Rica. Her experience of bringing mindfulness into her work and life was described in a 2012 Shambala Sun article, “Dharma 2.0.” More recently, she wrote an article, “Finding My Way,” in Mindful magazine about her experience learning and benefiting from mindfulness throughout her young adult years. She is an avid yoga practitioner and skier and loves dancing in any form.