Joanna began her college athletic career after being recruited to Eastern Michigan University for Track & Field in 2002. A transfer to the University of Cincinnati led to a walk-on position and subsequent scholarship with UC’s Women’s Varsity Rowing team in 2003 where she earned a seat in the top eight after her novice year. After college, Joanna played Women’s Semi-Professional Football for the Cincinnati Sizzle and then Columbus Comets for a combined ten years before retiring and coaching Little League 4th
and 5th grade boy’s football in Westerville.
Joanna has worked at Ohio State University for the past six years, but will always be a Bearcat! She loves tinkering around her 1930s home and yard, camping, grilling, Cincinnati sports, and singing along to local live music.