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A child of counterculture, raised off the grid by back-to-the-land hippies on the Lost Coast of Northern California, Jenny Andrews is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School. She has been a public defender in California since 1996, and is currently the Director of Training and Career Development at the Santa Barbara County Public Defender, where she is creating a new training curriculum and litigating capital and other complex cases. She worked previously at the Sonoma County Public Defender and the Alameda County Public Defender. She teaches on the faculty of Gideon’s Promise, the Trial Advocacy Workshop at Harvard Law School, and the National Criminal Defense College. She has taught in public defense training programs in Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Montana, New Jersey, and throughout California. She is a member of the Education Committee of the National Association for Public Defense and of the Forensic Sciences Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Jenny became a certified yoga teacher in 2004, taught yoga from 2004 to 2007, and worked at Yoga Journal magazine from 2003 to 2006. She has attended yoga and meditation classes and trainings for 20 years, and recently has studied gratitude practices through the Greater Good Science Center and the dynamic mindfulness curriculum of Niroga. She believes in finding supportive practices to sustain a career in public defense—hers include yoga and meditation, writing, hiking along the beach with her husband and daughter, and tending a rural apple farm in Sonoma County, California. She writes about well being for public defenders at