Johanna earned her M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado. She teaches composition and literature. In 2019 Johanna was awarded the Innovative Teaching Award. Johanna values how writing and literature help people explore themselves and expose people to the experiences and ideas of others. She is passionate about encouraging students to share their ideas; she believes it is important for everyone to have a voice.
Aside from teaching, reading, and writing, Johanna enjoys staying active and traveling. Two highlights are hiking Kilimanjaro and running her first marathon. She believes both events offer metaphors and life lessons that apply to teaching, reading, and writing.