Penny Farrow has an M.S. degree from Cornell University and an extensive career as a teacher, researcher and businesswoman. She has been involved in the Vedic tradition since 1971. She studied Jyotisha intensely since 1991 primarily under the personal tutelage of Hart deFouw and taught Jyotisha and Sanskrit at Vedic Vidya Institute in San Rafael for eight years. Penny was honored with a certificate from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan for promoting Jyotisha in the USA. She resides in Florida practicing and teaching Jyotisha and Sanskrit full time and offers ongoing trainings in a residential setting at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Saylorsburg PA.