Levine, Linda B

Levine, Linda B

Lecturer AY-C, Health Science & Recreation


Preferred: linda.levine@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-3008

Office Hours

before or after class or by appointment

For as long as I can remember, my life journey has been about meaning-making. Professionally and personally, I strive to live authentically with balance, joy and fulfillment. I am blessed with opportunities to encourage my own creativity as well as to support that quest in others. With 20+ years at SJSU, I am delighted to invite you into courses that are unique and really matter in this dance called life.


  • Master of Arts, Other US Institution, 1985


Linda "Rainbow" Levine is a longstanding faculty member at San Jose State University, where she teaches insightful courses and conducts pivitol workshops in

  • Leadership & Group Dynamics
  • Wellness
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Human Development
  • Play & Creativity
  • Grief-Surviving andf Thriving after a Loss
  • Creating a Meaningful Life.

Linda is an acclaimed motivational speaker. She has educated and inspired people in the United States and abroad. She has presented participatory workshops and training sessions for Silicon Valley companies, private and public organizations, and for state, national, and international conferences. Her expertise includes

  • Humor in the Workplace
  • Leadership
  • Goal-Setting
  • Personal and Professional Wellness
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ethics
  • Recreation
  • Grief
  • Arts
  • Clowning Around
  • Creativity.

As "Rainbow the Clown," Linda has entertained thousands of audiences for over twenty years as a professional clown, storyteller, and variety arts performer. Her special talents include

  • Mime
  • Magic
  • Clowning
  • Storytelling
  • Juggling.

Rainbow the clown delights both the young, and the young at heart!

To say that Linda "Rainbow" Levine has wide-ranging experience with children, teens, and adults is an understatement. She was honored as Outstanding Teacher and Director by the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools for her 11 years as a dedicated teacher and director to the families at Saratoga Parent Nursery School. Linda was also the proud recipient of the Play Award from the California Parks and Recreation Society. This award celebrates Linda's ability to promote play, leisure, and quality of life to all people personally and professionally. She has more than 25 years experience and joy as a family and religious school educator including 10 years most recently with Congregation Shir Hadash. In 2002, she was granted a Helen and Sanford Diller Award for Excellence in Jewish Education for "creativity in engaging students in Jewish learning and the impact [her] teaching has had on [her] students, their families, and the community-at-large."

People rave about Linda's events! Check out what former clients say: Click here to go to Linda's website

Linda educates and entertains with innovative ideas and a truly dynamic style. Absolutely everything that Linda "Rainbow" Levine presents is worthwhile, educational and fun!