Janice Merendino earned her B.F.A. in Fine Arts and B.S. in Art Education from Moore College of Art and Design. She has been part of the faculty of Rosemont College since 1980. As creator of The Branch Out Project, Janice conducts workshops in which participants who learn how to draw can use the thinking process to help them become more creative in their problem-solving. She has given her workshops for major corporations and government agencies (including the US Navy, Wyeth-Ayerst, and TIAA-CREF). Additionally, numerous community non-profit groups and schools have benefited from these concepts. She coauthored two articles on using the arts to stimulate creative thinking in law practices.
In 2002 and 2003 The Branch Out Project received a Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership Grant to work with the Roosevelt Alternative School in Norristown, PA. Janice is a practicing artist and has exhibited her paintings on paper and ceramic work in several group and solo shows, including a one-woman exhibition in Japan.