Sherisse Alvarez is a certified transformative life coach through Leadership That Works and a certified embodiment yoga teacher through Yoga Center Amherst. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Hunter College, City University of New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities & Cultural Studies from Hampshire College. In addition, she has studied theater and women’s studies and taken courses in Buddhist meditation, Sanskrit, Reiki, Integrative Nutrition, and Thai Yoga Massage. She has held arts residencies at the National Book Foundation, Fine Arts Work Center, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has performed and curated shows at The New School, Hampshire College, Lincoln Center and the Yale School of Art. She has taught artmaking at the I Have a Dream Foundation, writing at Hunter College, and yoga at Yale University.
Her work has appeared in Navigating the Body edited by Ebony Williams; One Vision, Many Voices, edited by Gail Noppe-Brandon; Becoming: Young Ideas on Gender, Identity, and Sexuality, edited by Diane Anderson-Minshall; Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology, edited by Amy Sonnie; Meat for Tea: The Valley Review; Tidal Basin Press; Luna Park Review; Hamilton Stone Review; S.P.A.W.N. Magazine; Lunatic Magazine; Daylight Magazine; Palimpsest: Yale Literary and Arts Magazine; and on Postcard Fiction Collaborative. Her research and work have brought her to Canada, Central America, Europe and the Middle East. Sherisse currently lives in New York and is grateful to be able to coach brilliant clients from around the world.