Joanne Raptis was born in New York City but considers the peaceful mountains of Pennsylvania her second home. A self-taught artist, she draws inspiration from nature and positive messages. She is a graduate of Barnard College is currently working on her PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is interested in studying habit change, the connection between physical and psychological wellbeing, and helping others design fulfilling and healthy lives. Joanne spends any free time drawing, dancing, enjoying the outdoors, and being with her family.