As Director of Communications and Marketing, Joanna leads Generation Citizen’s digital and strategic communications efforts to amplify and leverage the team’s unique and essential work across the country.

Prior to GC, Joanna spent more than five years in immigration advocacy at the National Immigration Forum, where she worked to educate and engage diverse audiences in support of meaningful immigration reform.

Joanna is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, but grew up in the (self-proclaimed) Christmas Capital of Texas, Grapevine. She holds a B.A. in Politics with International Relations from the University of York and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

In her free time she enjoys last-minute road trips, live music, and continuing her quest to find the perfect public reading spot. Her favorite emoji is the squid and her favorite punctuation mark is the em dash, closely followed by the interrobang.