AnneMarie Rossi is the founder and director of Be Mindful, a non-profit association found in 2011 with the mission of making the practice of Mindfulness accessible to all. Be Mindful is a network of qualified mindfulness instructors placed in schools, youth organizations, homeless shelters, corporations — even police departments. Since inception, the grassroots Denver-based program has swelled to include 16 instructors teaching custom-crafted mindfulness classes in three states. AnneMarie is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver. She has completed the Mindful Schools curriculum training, and is a certified Mindfulness in Schools instructor. It is AnneMarie’s belief that mindfulness can positively change the world, one mind at a time. AnneMarie is passionate about sharing the science behind the mindfulness assertions. In 2013, she completed Institutional Review Board qualified research with the University of Colorado Denver and Denver Public Schools on the impacts of mindfulness instruction on 4th grade students. She has since conducted a similar study on runaway homeless youth with partner University of Colorado Anschutz Medical School.