Dr. Janet Polivy

Dr. Polivy was raised in Long Island, New York. Her father, a lawyer, recognized Janet’s talents early on and encouraged her: “God gave you a good brain and it would be a crime for you not to use it. Get all the education you can and do something with it,” he told her. Young Janet took her father’s advice and excelled in school. She also took inspiration from her mother, who struggled with weight loss and body image issues.