For the last 18 years, Catherine Siphron has been teaching at Campell Hall, a K-12 private school in Los Angeles. She currently teaches The Science of Mindfulness, Financial Literacy & Wellness, and English 10. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees from UC Berkeley in both English and Art History and her MA in English from Middlebury College. Catherine has completed Susan Kaiser Greenland’s Inner Kids Professional Training, which focuses on how to teach mindfulness to children and teens, and also received her Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. Using her knowledge and passion for the education of our youth, she created The Science of Mindfulness, the first-of-its-kind elective for teens that earns academic credit through the Cal State and University of California systems. She also released a mindfulness series for Audible Originals entitled Press Pause: A Young Person’s Guide to Managing Life’s Challenges. As a teacher, Catherine leads meditation groups, sharing the transformative power of mindfulness with students, faculty, parents, and adults. Over the course of her teen and adult classes, she has observed how finances impact the well-being of colleagues and students alike. Completing and continuing coursework through UCLA Extension’s Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program, Catherine is a lifelong learner who joyfully share what she learns with others, from Taylor Swift’s streams of passive income to the ins-and-outs of budgeting. She created her school’s highly popular UC-approved Financial Literacy and Wellness course and launched a financial wellness curriculum for faculty and staff. She loves to hear from former students about how they have paid of student loans and reached their savings goals. In addition, Catherine does speaking engagements and corporate events. At her tiny home in the foothills of Glendale, she enjoys the outdoors with her German Shepherd whose crooked tooth smile brings her joy.