Student Celebrating at Graduation

Spring 2016 Graduation  

Congratulations Naropa Graduates!

Video of Ceremony

360 View of Ceremony

2016 Naropa University Commencement at Macky Auditorium on the CU Boulder campus. Taken with the Rocoh Theta S 360 camera by Cameron Reynolds May 8, 2016 #theta360 - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Graduation Speaker Brenda Salgado

Brenda SalgadoBrenda Salgado, MS, center director of the East Bay Meditation Center, delivered the commencement address on May 8, 2016. Ms. Salgado, a first generation Nicaraguan-American, was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Brenda spoke on the indigenous and cultural values that have led her to spiritual, social justice, and nonprofit work. Under Brenda’s leadership, the East Bay Meditation Center has enhanced its reputation as a national model built upon the values of social action, multiculturalism, and diversity.

Brenda holds degrees in Biology and Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University, and a graduate degree in Animal Behavior from University of California, Davis. She has received training in nonprofit management and leadership, community organizing, strategy and facilitation, as well as training from elders in Purepecha and Xochimilco traditional medicine. She is the founder of Nepantla Consulting and Moons Rising Women's Circle, coordinates a free monthly healing clinic for community. She currently serves on the boards of Movement Strategy Center and the Shambhala Sun Foundation.