Lea Cho joined DLF in 2018 as Director of Programs in Washington, DC. She brings 15 years of wide-ranging experience, including global marketing at Calvin Klein Cosmetics, research management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and product development at National League for Nursing. She earned her BA in Anthropology and Linguistics from New York University with a focus on Caribbean Studies and African American Vernacular English (AAVE); worked on documentary film production for channel THIRTEEN (PBS’ flagship station) on subjects such as the foster care system and poverty; and served as Associate at Metris Arts Consulting, assisting on high-caliber community impact research evaluations commissioned by New England Foundation for the Arts (Boston), Art Blocks and Arts on Chicago, the City of Minneapolis, and Book Café in Harare, Zimbabwe. She is also an accomplished musician, arts community advocate, and music educator. After learning TM in 2014 and experiencing the profound benefits throughout her personal and professional life, she was inspired to become a certified TM instructor, and since then she has had the honor of teaching TM to corporate leaders, military personnel, government workers, and survivors of trauma, through many inspiring programs at the David Lynch Foundation.