Joanna is the a Project Advisor and former lab site manager and professional developer for Bridges. She has a doctorate in Urban Education Policy at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she completed a dissertation on the educational histories of immigrant youth. She started working in NYC public schools in 2004, and has experience as an ELA teacher, college counselor, and instructional coach. She was a teacher at the School for Democracy and Leadership, and the International High School at Prospect Heights. She has taught as an adjunct lecturer in the School of Education at Brooklyn College, Long Island University, and Hunter College. She currently works at New Visions for Public Schools as ELL Instructional Specialist.