Carla Sherrell is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology in the Somatic Counseling Department at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The focus of her work is the integration of the theory and practice of counselor, social justice, and contemplative education in service to personal, interpersonal, community, and institutional transformation in the 21st century. She is a member of Naropa’s Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education (CACE) steering committee, and of the faculty Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group.
In private practice, Carla is a social justice consultant, working regionally and nationally, supporting educational institutions, nonprofits, and businesses in becoming vibrant socially just communities.
She has presented on social justice education at conferences sponsored by the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, National Association for Multicultural Education, National Coalition for Equity in Education, Metropolitan Community Churches, University of Colorado, and the Colorado and Wyoming School-University Partnership for Educational Renewal.
Carla is in discernment for ordination in the Metropolitan Community Churches.