Stefani earned her M.S. in Counseling and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She researches and writes about the benefits of mindfulness training for counselors-in-training and elementary students. She has worked in sales and merchandising for a Fortune 500 company, performed with an international musical production company, and assisted students on college campuses across the country with career decisions. She is grateful for her diverse professional experience as it led her to her passion: teaching! In addition, Stefani and her husband (US Navy retired) have two precocious children who outwit their parents on a continual basis.