Kelsey Evans-Amalu

Dr. Kelsey Evans-Amalu is a professor of Social Studies Education at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Her work focuses on the use of mindfulness, empathy, and compassion in K-12 and higher education.

Kelsey is a yoga and meditation instructor, with a diverse background in teaching and training yoga students of all populations. You can also catch Kelsey on PBS as the star of “Happy, Healthy Kids”, putting her research into practice.

Kelsey’s desire is to create a membership-based mobile meditation studio in the Orlando area, offering continuous, daily guided meditation practices for those exploring meditation, or those who want more accountability and community with their practice. Ultimately, her desire is to create a studio that offers a more mindful community, and one offers mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) skills to combat rising psychological distress in the Orlando area. This “studio” concept will ultimately have a non-profit focus catering to high needs and marginalized populations.

While Kelsey’s project is still in the initial stages of conception, she invites you to visit her website to discover more about her personal offerings at