Joanne is a multi-media storyteller, trained in photography, video, and diverse forms of written storytelling. She recently received a Master’s degree in English from Northeastern University. Her thesis project, Angelenos Incarcerated: The LA County Jail Oral History Project, presents the narratives of former inmates through audio and video interviews, interactive mapping, topical exhibits, and a documentary short film. Joanne was an active member in the Digital Humanities community at Northeastern, where she was the community outreach lead for Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive, and the Women Writers Project. Before returning to university, Joanne was a photographer and writer for multiple Los Angeles area publications. She is a professional event and portrait photographer; previously having studied photojournalism and videography at Brooks Institute of Photography. Her recent adventures include a month-long stay in Kenya, from which she produced a documentary short film on sexual violence in Kenya, and an internship as a photographer, videographer, and speechwriter for the Governor of Massachusetts.