University of Wisconsin–Madison

Ida Balderrama-Trudell’s Talk

This event has been postponed out of concern for the safety of our community due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

“Grace, Gratitude and Grief: Exploring, Experiencing and Embracing the Impact of Strong Emotion”

How do we engage ourselves and others in self-care and wellness practice when we recognize these emotions? How do we support other women in their experiences? And how do we support ourselves? In this session participants will be encouraged to engage in self-reflection surrounding the impact of experiencing strong emotions in work and life. She will use personal reflection and storytelling to further conversations about wellness as they relate to grief, gratitude and grace.

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will leave with resources and tools to use in their own wellness and reflection practice.

About Ida Balderrama-Trudell

Ida has 20 years of higher education experience, ranging from her own graduate education, to student services, academic administration, advising, teaching and health and wellness. She practices a socio-ecological approach to her work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a fierce social justice practitioner and advocate. She holds a master’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies from UW-Madison and bachelor’s degrees from Texas Tech University, in both Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies. Her master’s thesis focused on the ambiguous discrimination experiences for Mexican American college-age students.

She enjoys making meaningful connections with students and being a small part of their life journey. Ida is currently the interim Assistant Dean & Director for the Multicultural Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She’s also a Girl Scout leader for both of her daughter’s Girl Scout Troops, loves cooking, and reading and most importantly spending time with loved ones and dear colleagues. She is committed to life-long learning, self-care and advocacy and is a proud Chicana, born in California, raised in Texas and living in Wisconsin.

Instagram: @idabtru

Ida Balderrama-Trudell

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