Joy Brown wrote her dissertation titled: The Death and Rebirth of Pari: Globalization of an Italian Village Community, a topic spurred by her intense interest in and love for community and engagement with Pari. She completed her PhD in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2016. Current interests are self-study and research on the processes of deep feminine individuation as modeled through fairy tales and myth, and dreams. Her background is an intertwining of entrepreneurship, business, and depth psychologies, all spurred by curiosity of different worlds of experience. Joy Brown lives on the outskirts of Honolulu, Hawaii, with her partner and husband, David Meek, a physical scientist for the National Weather Service for the Pacific Region under NOAA.