Johanna was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and moved to Chicago three years ago. She has been working in education for six years: as a Spanish teacher in a language immersion program at a Montessori school in Chicago, a graduate research assistant in Guatemala, and an extended care teacher and teacher assistant in Puerto Rico. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science and a Masters in Education. Johanna is also a Montessori teacher and completed her certification at Instituto Nueva Escuela in Puerto Rico. In her free time, Johanna enjoys exploring nature, going on hikes, being on her yoga mat, reading books, and spending time with her family and friends.