Noa Jones is Executive Director of Middle Way Education and the Middle Way School of the Hudson Valley, a new progressive school based on Buddhist wisdom traditions in Saugerties, NY. She was communications director for Khyentse Foundation, a Buddhist philanthropic organization, for 16 years and remains chair of KF’s education committee. She spent three years in Bhutan developing education alternatives in association with the Ministry of Education and the Royal Education Council. She a also a writer. Her nonfiction has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Tricycle, The Shambhala Sun, Marie Claire and others. Her fiction has appeared in VICE Magazine, Glimmer Train, and The Raven. She wrote Nature, Creativity, and Our Collective Future (Palace Press, 2007), and contributed to Global Perspectives on Spirituality in Education (Routledge, 2013). She has a journalism degree from UMass Amherst and an MFA in creative writing from Hunter College.