Johanna has lived and travelled all over the United States and world. She was born in Fairfax, Virginia and later moved to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and New York City. Johanna began her career as a buyer for Macy’s Department store and went on to change careers while getting her Master’s in Library Science from Pratt Institute in New York City. After receiving her M.L.S., Johanna began her international teaching career as a Teacher-Librarian. She has worked in schools in the Dominican Republic, Japan, Germany, and now China. Johanna comes to Concordia with her young daughter Louisa.