Claudia Turnbull (IBA ’05, IMA ’07) first attended Goddard in the 1970s, where she met her future husband Carey Turnbull (BA RUP ’73). She returned to Goddard in 2003 after spending more than thirty years studying, practicing and teaching meditation which culminated in the completion of a master’s degree in Consciousness Studies. Her work since then has been connected with The Heffter Research Institute which promotes research of the highest scientific quality at academic institutions with the classical hallucinogens and related compounds in order to contribute to a greater understanding of the mind leading to the improvement of the human condition, and to alleviate suffering.


BA, Goddard College
MA, Goddard College