Panel Discussion

How the Pandemic Will Shape the Future of Wellness

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How the Pandemic Will Shape the Future of Wellness

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MINDBODY Senior Vice President (and Mayor of East Palo Alto) Regina Wallace-Jones will share how the pandemic has forever changed the way that we think about and amplify the presence of wellness in our lives, as well as its effects on minority-owned businesses. Learn about how MINDBODY, a health, wellness, and fitness company that helps promote healthier and happier lives, supports such businesses. Regina will be joined in conversation by Dr. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, a historian of contemporary American politics and culture. Dr. Petrzela is currently writing a book on American fitness culture, Fit Nation: How America Embraced Exercise As The Government Abandoned It. Sponsored by MINDBODY.

Meet The Speakers

Regina Wallace-Jones
Regina Wallace-Jones

Regina currently serves as Senior Vice President at MINDBODY, your source for fitness memberships, workout classes, wellness services, beauty appointments, while also serving as the Mayor for the City of East Palo Alto. Previously, Regina worked as Chief of Staff at both eBay and Facebook. In her free time, Regina manages an investment group, Entrepreneurial Spirit Investments, served as a Regional Field Organizer in President Obama's grassroots campaign, coaches AYSO soccer, and tutors mathematics/science and tap dance.

Dr. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
Dr. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Ph.D. is a historian of contemporary American politics and culture and is currently writing a book on American fitness culture, FIT NATION: How America Embraced Exercise As The Government Abandoned It (under contract with University of Chicago Press). She is the author of Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture (Oxford 2015), co-host of Past Present Podcast, a frequent media guest expert, speaker at universities and conferences, and contributor to international and domestic news outlets from the BBC to the New York Times to the Atlantic. Natalia is Associate Professor of History at The New School, a co-founder of wellness education program Healthclass 2.0 and a Premiere Leader of intenSati. She is a co-producer and the host of WELCOME TO YOUR FANTASY, a forthcoming podcast from Pineapple Street Studios. She holds a B.A. from Columbia and a master’s and Ph.D. from Stanford and is based in New York City.