Georgia Kashnig is an independent scholar whose research focuses on the East Asian Buddhist world, and Japan in particular. She received a Master of Theological Studies in Buddhist Studies at Harvard Divinity School and a Master of Arts in Regional Studies, East Asia at Harvard University. Georgia has been a practitioner in the Soto Zen tradition for about fifteen years. She spent three years training at Buddha Eye Temple in Eugene, Oregon, where she received Zaike Tokudo ordination from Ejō McMullen. She is currently training to become an interfaith chaplain.