Branch Teachers

John Baker

John is a senior KMC Philadelphia teacher and practitioner. Having been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 18 years, he is well-qualified to pass along modern Buddhism. He teaches Foundation Program, General Program classes, and day courses.  In his professional life he works as a sound engineer and webmaster.

Eve Miller

Eve is a senior student at KMC Philadelphia. Having been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 18 years, she teaches General Program classes and designs publicity for the center. A professional cellist by trade, she is very skilled in presenting Buddha’s teachings.

Julie Francisco

Julie has studied and taught Kadampa Buddhism for many years.  She has also engaged in extensive meditation retreat and is well-qualified to introduce others into Buddha’s teachings and meditation practices. Julie shows a clear example of how to be a modern, lay Buddhist practitioner in a busy city and presents Buddha’s teachings in an eloquent and inspiring manner.

Anup Bogineni

Anup is the Administrative Director here at KMC Philadelphia. He is a senior student at the center and teaches General Program classes.

Jen DeSantis

Jen is the Education Program Coordinator here at KMC Philadelphia and teaches General Program classes. Her background is in neuroscience and education, and she works in program management. She enjoys community building and spiritual life in the city.

Sarah Frew

Sarah is a senior student at KMC Philadelphia and teaches General Program classes. Through her joyful and engaging manner, she shares Buddha’s teachings in a kind-hearted and warm way. She was trained as a scientist and works as a strategy consultant.

Ana Ramirez

Ana is a senior student at KMC Philadelphia. Her background is in Social Work and Mental Health. Ana brings a warmth of heart and a cheer of spirit to all that she does.