We convene an emerging collective of leaders into facilitated experiences that center the wisdom of our spiritual and cultural traditions, integrate our commitments to justice, innovation, and spirituality, creating a new way to lead. 




The Ignite Team


Byron Chung

Executive Director

Jonathon Murillo

Director of Strategy and Content

Dena Boeddeker

Director of Operations

Cindy Liu

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Peter Rios

Academic Director

Meredith Partida

Director of Community Engagement

Ignite Institute recognizes that at the core of today’s leadership challenges are long-standing questions of meaning-making, justice, equality, power, and relationships that humans have wrestled with for generations. Founded in 2014 as a center for wisdom based leadership and social innovation, Ignite Institute bridges spiritual wisdom and transformative innovation to develop visionary, reflective, and responsible leaders for social impact, and to bring about a world where all can thrive.



Ignite is an Action Enterprise of PSR

Founded in California in 1866, PSR has been on the forefront of education and social transformation. To learn more about their programs and how you can take advantage of all PSR has to offer, please visit www.PSR.edu

Contact Us

Ignite Institute @ PSR
1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709
For General Inquiries: [email protected]