Marina Quattrocchi

Marina Quattrocchi (prononced qua-trow-chee) grew up in Smiths Falls, Ontario, a beautiful town on Rideau Lake, in the Ottawa Valley. Here began the nightly dreaming adventures that became the source of her first book. Marina is a former photojournalist with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Ryerson, spending ten years as a newspaper writer and photographer in Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Windsor, Barrie, Kitchener, Ottawa and London. Then, through a series of dreams she realized her destiny lay in teaching. She went on to complete a Bachelor of Education from Western, an in service Bachelor of Education from York University, a Master's Degree in Education from Brock, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Toronto, where her thesis examined the importance of doing dream work with secondary students. Marina spent seventeen years teaching both elementary and secondary school. In 2005, her first book was published, Dreamwork Uncovered, teaching readers how to understand and master their dreams. She is eager to work with high school students to show them how dreams provide guidance in life, often directing us towards potential careers. Marina is a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory, which she uses for career counselling, team building, conflict resolution, and general awareness. She is a registered yoga teacher and member of the Yoga Alliance, and is also a certified qigong teacher. She loves writing, nature photography, swimming, biking, fitness, gardening, and spending time with animals, especially her cat Major. After spending most of her life in the GTA, she moved back to Smiths Falls in 2019, and is working on her third book.

City: Smiths Falls, Province/Territory: Ontario
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