Claudia Turnbull has a Master of Arts Degree in Consciousness Studies from Goddard College. She began teaching the Transcendental Meditation Technique in 1974, and now works at the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research investigating the results of psilocybin experiences had by religious professionals and long term meditators. Claudia has been a major philanthropic supporter of psychedelic research at major universities for over ten years. She has studied therapist training with the Usona Institute for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder with psilocybin, and studied the therapeutic treatment of PTSD with MDMA with MAPS. She is a founder of B.More, a nonprofit whose mission is to make a prescription medicine of psilocybin for the treatment of substance use disorders, and a founding member of Ceruvia, a corporation whose mission is research and development of neurotransformational medicines. She is a Board member of the Heffter Research Institute. She is a member of College of the Atlantic Board of Trustees. She has been happily married for 42 years and has raised 2 children, a 41 year old son and a 38 year old daughter with one grandson. She divides her time between Tuxedo Park New York and Bar Harbor Maine. She is an avid organic gardener, and a capable and enthusiastic cruising sailor in the family’s classic wood sailboats.