EMMA SEPPÄLÄ is Science Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at Yale University. She is the author of The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success. Her field of expertise is health psychology, well-being, and resilience. This research was highlighted in the documentary film Free the Mind. She conducted groundbreaking research on mind–body practices for combat veterans and has also conducted research on meditation and compassion. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, ABC News, Forbes, The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Inc., and Fast Company. She has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC News and FOX News.
She is founder of the popular online magazine Fulfillment Daily and has written for Psychology Today, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Scientific American Mind, MindBodyGreen and Spirituality & Health.
Seppälä consults with corporations on building positive organizations. She regularly addresses academic, corporate, and governmental institutions.
She holds an undergraduate degree in comparative literature from Yale University, a master’s degree in East Asian languages and cultures from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University. Originally from Paris, France, she is a native speaker of French, English, and German.