Judy is a singer-songwriter and essayist who was born and raised in Houston, Texas by Taiwanese immigrants. She graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in History in 1994 and completed an M.S. from Baylor College of Medicine in 1999, after which she practiced medicine as a physician assistant from 2000-2007. She is a passionate student of culture, sociology, history, and theology. She is also a justice advocate for marginalized people and created a presentation that is currently being used to train health care professionals on how to identify and assist victims of human trafficking. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, daughter, and mother-in-law.