Dechen grew up in New England in an environment that harbored Tibetan political refugees and counter cultural artists. Educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, New York University (Tish School of the Arts) and Columbia University, as well as the Jivamukti Yoga School, Natural Gourmet Cookery School and the Ohashi Institute. Member of Screen Actors Guild since 1995, appeared in over 40 stage and screen productions. Currently teaching and mentoring at Jivamukti Yoga School New York and abroad. Happy to be of service within any situation, to any possible capacity.