Joanna is a biology nerd fascinated with the living world, and an educator with a passion for experiential learning. Sparked by her first study abroad trip to Costa Rica, she has continued to travel, teach, and study around the world. Jo recently completed her Masters in Biology, working with multiple international research organizations to learn about conservation biology, community based conservation and education around the world. She is committed to equity in education and advancing environmental literacy. She lived at a field research station in Peru before joining Sustainable Summer as a full-time Program Director after having previously worked seasonally as a facilitator for multiple summers.