Rev. Julie Novas is an ordained interfaith minister, holistic health counselor, reiki master, social worker and attorney in NYC. Currently, she works as a Mental Health Coordinator at a Community Health Center in NYC and is an Item Writer with ASWB. Julie is adjunct faculty at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, NYU Silver School of Social Work and advises students in the Health Advocacy program at Sarah Lawrence College. She has been practicing Vipassana (Insight) meditation since 2004. In 2017, Julie graduated from the Community Dharma Leader’s program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA and now teaches meditation at Mindful NYU in the role of Interfaith Chaplain and at NYC Insight Meditation Center. She engages the work with a focus on the intersectionality of oppression and examines structures and institutions through a holistic lens to promote individual healing and collective transformation.