Joanna is a New Yorker who studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in social welfare with certificates in gender & women’s studies and global health. She was the publicity coordinator at The Campus Women’s Center, a resource and referral center for students of all identities on campus. Joanna has also interned at Girl Rising, where she worked on their campaign to raise awareness about the power of educating girls. She is very passionate about using feminism as a tool of empowerment for youth, and largely credits Buffy the Vampire Slayer for igniting this passion when she was young.