The daughter of a Marine aviator and a science teacher, Joanna was born in Monterey, CA, grew up in Northern Virginia, and ended up heading south to Georgia for college. She started writing her own music and playing open mic nights in the Athens area while studying Marketing at the University of Georgia. Joanna performed regularly at Atlanta’s Smith’s Olde Bar in Midtown with ‘The Lucky Ones’ band Ann Moceyunas (cello), Sanjay Kothari (lead guitar and background vocals) and Jennifer Tullar (background vocals). Now based in Los Angeles working as a Marketing professional for a top consulting firm, she continues to devote much of her free time to songwriting and performing original songs.
Her first album "We Are the Lucky Ones,” produced by Sean McPherson is dedicated to her father, who passed away in October 2014. She is currently working on a follow up release with LA-based producer Kyle Burke.