Joanna has had a long-lived passion and curiosity for the arts and life sciences. She was traditionally trained in the fine arts prior to receiving her undergraduate degree in Biology from Meredith College. Alongside her undergraduate studies, she conducted biomedical research at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. While there, she became aware of the communication gap between scientists and the public, which sparked an eagerness in her to help scientists educate audiences through illustration. She brought this enthusiasm with her to the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she earned a graduate degree in Medical Illustration.
In her free time, Joanna enjoys cooking, exploring new foods, traveling, and relief printmaking.
Meredith College (B.S. Biology)
Rochester Institute of Technology (M.F.A. Medical Illustration)