David Metler

Mindfulness Coordination, Champion Education Network

2022 Goldin Global Fellow (English)

David Metler received his BA in Secondary Education from The University of Michigan with a specialization in facilitating social justice dialogue and served with Teach for America in Detroit. He then earned an MS in Human Ecology, Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a thesis on mindful practical wisdom in parenting. David created and then directed EcoWell at UW-Madison, a mindfulness-based wellbeing initiative which innovatively furthered the university commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. He then led mindfulness as an advisor at the University of Michigan Children’s Hospital with a specialization in pediatric oncology. Most recently, he served as the Mindfulness Coordinator for Detroit Leadership Academy before joining the mindfulness company Inner Explorer as their Regional Director, Midwest. David also founded his own business, Inner Passport, which is a creative social justice education platform. He has over 10 years of experience creating and facilitating creative social justice education initiatives and working with leading child and family activists across the globe to transform childhood. In his free time, David works on creative social justice education. He is a travel blogger and is currently in the process of running a marathon on every continent. He enjoys creating and performing musical comedy with his Mom-son band.

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