Born and raised in Singapore, Joan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music (Composition) at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, under the tutelage of Associate Professor Peter Ivan Edwards. The inspiration for her works comes from delving into experiences, both of hers and of others. She believes that everyone has a story, and this manifests itself in the interactions between them and their environments. Besides composing, Joan is fascinated by multidisciplinary artworks and sound installations. She also hopes to travel widely one day, to experience life in societies beyond her own.