She is passionate about furthering Living Cities’ mission of closing income and wealth gaps for people of color. Prior to her position at Living Cities, Joanna worked alongside Penn State’s Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity to promote diversity offerings and educate the community on faculty diversity at the university. She also worked with the Office of Multicultural Outreach to improve their reach to the prospective Latinx student population.
In the future, she hopes to dedicate her work to aiding marginalized people and working against the institutional oppressions they face. She is a recent graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where she studied Public Relations, English and Women’s Studies.