Joli Livaudais served a four-year tour in the U.S. Army and received her BA and MS in Experimental Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington before establishing herself as a freelance commercial photographer in Dallas, Texas. Family ties brought her to Monroe, Louisiana, where she opened Livaudais Studio, a photography studio and fine art gallery. Livaudais also cofounded and is currently serving a second term as secretary of the Downtown Arts Alliance, a not-for-profit collection of artists and galleries that host the bimonthly Monroe Downtown Gallery Crawl. Livaudais is an MFA candidate at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. Her fine art incorporates her interest in psychology and explores the relationships between people and the constructs we use to interpret the world around us, and has been exhibited in juried and group shows nationwide.