Joanna is currently working towards her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Family/Child psychology at Alliant International University. She received her B.S. in psychology from UCSD in 2010, and worked as an Early Childhood Interventionist with the UCSD Autism Intervention Research Program for two years prior to entering graduate school. She earned her M.A. in psychology in 2014 and is currently working on her doctoral dissertation exploring the experiences of parents of children with autism in a mindful parenting course. She has taken several mindfulness courses herself, and continues to work on building consistency in her practice. When Joanna is not working or studying, she enjoys baking and trying out new recipes.