Deborah McNamara is the Director of Partnerships with the Northwest Earth Institute,
a non-profit organization focused on sustainability education and action. Deborah
holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University, where
she also received a Graduate Certificate in Ecopsychology. She holds a BA in Philosophy
and Environmental Policy from Boston University. She is currently serving as an adjunct
faculty member in the Environmental Studies Department at Naropa University where
she is teaching ENV 100, Physical Geography.
She received the Peter A. Bertucci Award for Academic Excellence and Humanitarian Achievement from Boston University.
"I love Naropa because it is a place where deepening and exploration are welcome. Through the journey of contemplative education, the realms of intuition and feeling are invited to join the intellect in moving towards a deeper understanding. It is a place where connection, reflection and action can flourish - and true transformation can unfold."