Dr. Vergara has over 20 years experience in organizational leadership, professional and personal development, counseling and coaching. Her work has been mostly focused within academia and the non-profit sector, she has created multiple organizations including Mindfulness Into Action (MIA®) Research Institute. The MIA methodology, a transformational learning practice, has already helped thousands of people revive their mind by identifying and changing their self-sabotaging behavior. Dr. Vergara was born in Chile, lived in Peru, Ecuador and immigrated to the United States with her three children in 1996.
Doctor in superior accounting and auditing with a master's degree in accounting and auditing, with more than 10 years of experience as a teacher and more than 20 years of experience in accounting and auditing. Her leadership started from her university life and currently Monica participates in the political MIA project where she investigates how to help university students to solve problems they are going through in their university life. She was born in Ecuador.
He is a research assistant at the Mindfulness Institute Mindfulness Into Action (MIA®) and has been co-author of research work, including the measurement of the increase in emotional intelligence by applying MIA® methodology to promote the retention of university students . Hanzel has been a participant in one of the largest entrepreneurship projects worldwide Hult Prize 2019, with the MIA®Lab team. He participated in the MIA Political Project where he was investigating how to facilitate university students to solve the problems they are going through in their university life. He was born in Ecuador, and graduated as a psychologist at the North Technical University in March 2022.
Since 2017, Anderson is a Research Assistant at the Mindfulness Into Action (MIA®) Research Institute. He has co-authored research papers, among them, the measurement of the increment of emotional intelligence when applying the MIA® methodology to promote social inclusion in people with visual impairment. He was born in Ecuador, and graduated as a Bachelor of Pedagogy of Physical Activity and Sport at the Technical University of the North in March 2022.
At the Mindfulness Into Action (MIA®) Research Institute, Jonathan is a Research Assistant since 2018. He is a co-author in research papers, among them, the social inclusion of people with visual impairment. He is also implementing the methodology MIA® with entrepreneurs measuring their economic development. Jonathan was born in Ecuador, and graduated as a Bachelor of Graphic Design at the Technical University of the North in February 2022.