John Heard was born in Houston, Texas and partially raised in Louisiana. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Molecular Genetics.
He says the most valuable lesson learned while in college was persistence. Heard also studied for four years at the Vatican where he obtained degrees in Theology and Canon Law.
He says the secret to living a joyful and fulfilling life is to take one day at a time and don’t take life too seriously.