Gina Halpern is an accomplished painter and sculptor based in the Boston area whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. Where is Tibet? was inspired by her experiences trekking in the Himalayan mountains and living and teaching amoung Tibetan refugees in India. Halpern has a particular interest in the role of the creative arts in the healing process and is the executive director of a nonprofit organization called Healing Through Arts. As a teacher of fine arts, Halpern is deeply committed to helping her students find personal growth through creative expression.