I received my doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona in 2003 where I later served as the William James Post-doctoral Fellow in Mediumship and Survival Research and Co-Director of the VERITAS Research Program until that program closed at the end of 2007. At that time, my husband Mark Boccuzzi and I founded the Windbridge Institute in order to continue performing important research on phenomena including the continuation of consciousness after death and the experiences of and information reported by psychic mediums (individuals who experience regular communication with the dead). The Windbridge Institute, where I serve as Director of Research, is currently based in Tucson, Arizona, but the research participants with whom we work are located all over the country.
I am a full member of the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE; where I am also currently serving on the Council) and serve on the scientific advisory boards of the Rhine Research Center (RRC) and the Forever Family Foundation (FFF). My work has been presented at scientific meetings of the SSE, the PA, the RRC, the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, and the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine as well as the FFF, Toward a Science of Consciousness, and Alternative Expressions of the Numinous conferences. My research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, Journal of Parapsychology, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Transpersonal Psychology Review, and Australian Journal of Parapsychology where I also serve as a Specialist Consultant.
In addition to science, I enjoy good stand-up comedy (e.g., "...'cause they don't know the Secret!" or "...and that's how I lost my hands"); the work of Robert J. Sawyer, Dean Koontz, and Orson Scott Card (my iPod is full of their audiobooks); Wii bowling (but only if I can be the turquoise ball); cross-stitching or playing sudoku (yep, old lady things) while I watch NFL games (not a fan of college ball); and spending time with my husband.
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