Joanne Patti Munisteri is an independent specialist, researcher and educator who has worked for universities, organizations and the US Department of State, DOD, USAID, IREX and private contracting companies in a number of countries including: Afghanistan, Ukraine, Pakistan, Armenia, Morocco, Russia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Ascension Island, Norway, Israel, Egypt, China, the United Arab Emirates and Kurdistan. Joanne is also a TCM Health practitioner, mother and author. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Massey University, New Zealand. Her articles have been published online and in print in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia and Iraq-in English. She is currently based in Iraq.