Joann began her journey with Roger Williams University as a Volunteer with Pivot the Hustle a Career readiness program administered to the men and women at the DOC. Prior to her interest in higher education, Joann worked as a personal trainer for 15 years in MA and Rhode Island. Her niche in working with orthopedic and lifestyle management diseased clients originated from her experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant and Exercise Physiologist. As first generation college graduate, Army Vet and non-traditional student, Joann understands the adult learner when presented with obstacles that may hinder one from access and or accomplishing a higher education. As an admission counselor Joann will meet the student where they are and work with the student diligently to be successful in higher education.
Joann is a social activist, loves walking on the beach with her Boxer Buddy, enjoys meditation, yoga and working out.