Barbara Mascialino was born and raised in New York City. She pursued her undergraduate studies at New York University, where she received her Bachelors degree in Political Science and Philosophy. Upon graduating, she entered the corporate world and remained there for 15 years, until a car accident changed the course of events. After several years of healing, Barbara decided to answer to the call of higher learning. She is currently a Master's candidate of Holistic Health Studies in Georgian Court University, Lakewood, N.J. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, parents and rescued cats.