Joanna Piekarski is originally from Toronto, Ontario, where she completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at York University. She started her work in the field of child development as a behavioural therapist where she first found her passion for early brain science. She continued her education at the University of Toronto where she completed a M.Ed developmental psychology and education. Most recently, Joanna has also completed a post-graduate fellowship in infant-parent health and the University of Massachusetts Boston, further expanding her passion for attachment-based interventions. Joanna has worked in the non-profit sector as a child development specialist since 2014, which is where she began collaborating with the ATTACH team during their first pilot study. During this time, Joanna expressed a strong interest in the program and was trained as an ATTACH facilitator. Along with her casual position with the ATTACH team, Joanna is also currently a registered psychologist in private practice.