Antonia Valdez MA specialized in expressive art therapy at John F. Kennedy University, experimental psychology at University of California, San Diego, and clinical psychology at Harvard University. As a clinician, Antonia facilitated creative writing, art, and wellness counseling groups. She provided social activities for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, witnessing them come to life through musical interaction and authentic movement.
Antonia learned how to draw and paint by illustrating Land of Lost Socks. The original story was formed in cultural diversity class as a journal entry. Antonia blogged as a form of creative expression; her articles were published by Mensa. She sings jazz and writes music.