Juan Diego Estrada
SIY Certified Teacher
- Houston, TX, USA
- English, Spanish
Diego has worked at independent schools in the U.S. and international schools in six countries as a teacher, counselor, and school psychologist. He has led professional development initiatives for teachers aimed at bringing mindfulness and emotional intelligence into education.
Diego holds a PhD in Psychology and a Master’s degree in journalism. Before becoming an SIY certified teacher, he also trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and in RULER, the program developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Diego is passionate about intercultural understanding and global citizenship. He has been fortunate to live and work in diverse places around the world like Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia. He has presented on mindfulness at schools, hospitals, and conferences in Europe, the U.S., and the Middle East and has designed mindfulness programs for a number of secondary schools.