Originally from Bulgaria, Joanna has taught extensively on the use of media arts in creating a fair and just society. Her work has been featured on radio, television (NBC and ABC), print, and in film festivals around the world. Her work with Press Pass TV is the recipient of the United Nations Plural Award for the “Mr. President” video by the Universal Forum of Cultures in Spain. Joanna has also presented at various conferences, including the Digital Media and Learning Conference, the National Conference for Media Reform, Doctors for Global Health at Simmons College, Oxfam America’s CHANGE leadership training, the Youth Workers Intensive, and to the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance amongst others. An advocate at heart, the foundation of her work is based in meaningful relationships and a deep commitment to building healthy and vibrant communities.