Siobhan Cassidy is a trained mediator with over a decade of experience in conflict resolution. Siobhan’s passion is supporting people to understand conflict and move from disconnection towards connection. She was a resident at San Francisco Zen Center from 2000 to 2008 and participated in practice periods at City Center, Green Gulch Farm, and Tassajara. She received lay initiation (jukai) from Setsuan Gaelyn Godwin at City Center in 2004 and has since studied with Kiku Christina Lehnherr. Siobhan was shuso (head student) for the Winter 2017 Practice Period at City Center with Ryushin Paul Haller. Before returning to work at SFZC in 2016 as Programs Manager, Siobhan worked at Park Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 school in Oakland, California. She lives in Oakland with her wife, Sally Chang.