Hello, my name is Cristina Hirsch. I joined Saint Paschal Balyon School faculty in 2015 as the 6th - 8th Grade Accelerated Literature, 6th - 8th Grade Language and 6th Grade Literature Teacher. I grew up in Thousand Oaks with the exception of 2 years, when I lived in France and attended International School in Geneva, Switzerland. I graduated from UCSB with a B.A. in English and Italian. I earned my Masters in Education and teaching credential from UCLA. I love to travel to Italy to see my family - I am first generation American - and I love to cruise with my husband. In my spare time, I read and complete difficult jigsaw puzzles.