Justine Shapiro was born in South Africa and grew up in Berkeley, California. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with honors in History and Theatre from Tufts University, Justine spent 10 years as a travel show host for the PBS series GlobeTrekker which took her off the beaten track to over 40 countries. In 1996, Justine co-founded the non-profit production company Promises Films with B.Z. Goldberg. Justine speaks Spanish, French, English.