B.A. Keene State College
Long interested in how individuals learn, Jo-Anne has endeavored to make education more accessible to those with learning challenges. She is interested in matters of social justice, particularly those involving issues of gender equality. She enjoys traveling to explore other cultures and meet new people, reading, and kayaking. An appreciative parent of Dublin School alumni, Jo-Anne lives with her family in Dublin.
What book has made you think the most? A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? If I had the power of teleportation, I could readilyand frequently travel, and if I were a polyglot, I could communicate in many languages as I explored. Accelerated healing would allow me to help others. The power of duplication of self would give me time to pursue many interests, as well as to accomplish what I need to do.
What teacher has had the most impact on you? How were they special? A recent teacher of a genocide seminar had high expectations, valued student input, and was knowledgeable and approachable. She modeled her passion for the issue, traveling to Rwanda with her students to witness firsthand the effects of the region's strife. As widespread education is key to prevention of further atrocities, this professor effectively engaged disparate individuals in investigating and sharing the roots, effects, and prevention of genocide beyond the classroom.
How would your friends describe you in 3 words? Inquisitive, energetic, and loquacious
You are hosting a dinner party and must invite 3 famous people. Who would you choose and why? Stella Rotaru with the International Organization for Migration of Chisinau, Moldova because we could discuss her efforts to rescue and repatriate victims of human trafficking in Eastern Europe. Oliver Sacks, M.D,, author and professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, for his interest and experience with patients with atypical brain function challenges. David Sedaris, author and humorist, because after all of the serious discussion, it would be good to enjoy some humor!