A first generation college graduate, Joni became passionate about expanding opportunity for students, and started her education career in 2005 as a Teach for America corps member in Philadelphia. After teaching middle school English and social studies, Joni received her Masters of Science in Urban Education from University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and then transitioned to Summer Search, where she worked as a mentor and program manager for four years. In 2011, Joni returned to TFA, this time as the Director of New England Recruitment where she managed a team of recruiters for the 5 years. She is thrilled to work more closely with students in MA through her role with Phoenix and was drawn to the organization after meeting a graduates at Northeastern University.
Joni is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University where she studied politics and pre-law.« Back to our staff