Johanna grew up close to SCA's National Conservation Center in nearby Springfield, Vermont, where she developed an environmentally conscious spirit at a young age. She participated in her first SCA high school crew at 15 in Denali National Park, AK, and joined her second crew a year later in Yosemite National Park, CA. During college, she spent three amazing months in the back-country of Flathead National Forest, MT, learning the ins and outs of trail construction as an SCA Intern. In 2009, she had a blast leading an SCA high school crew in Amistad National Recreation Area, TX.
Johanna studied Biology at Oberlin College with minors in Chemistry and Dance, and has assisted with ecological entomology research projects (aka bugs!!) at Oberlin, Cornell University and Harvard Forest. Additionally, she spent a semester abroad in Tanzania to study wildlife management and land use conflict in the Kwakuchinja wildlife corridor. Johanna currently works at the Climate and Land Use Alliance in San Francisco, CA, where she assists with international grantmaking that aims to reduce global carbon emissions by preventing deforestation and enhancing indigenous peoples' rights. In her free time, Johanna enjoys dancing, biking, and general gallivanting around the San Francisco Bay Area.