Lydia Nakashima Degarrod
is both a visual artist and a cultural anthropologist, who creates works that convey extraordinary experiences (shamanism, exile) and address issues of social justice. Her latest work, Geographies of the Imagination, explored the inner images of exile. Lydia has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is on the advisory board of the Asian American Women Artists Association, and is a member of the board of trustees of California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).