My personal purpose is to use technology to make the world a better place.
About Joanna Tanger
Joanna has extensive experience working in strategic communications, digital marketing, website design, technology, and fundraising for nonprofits, startups, and higher education institutions. She has taught email marketing, social media strategy, and best website practices classes at higher education institutions, small businesses, and start-ups. A lover of technology from an early age, she taught herself HTML as a teenager and founded a young women's site that was featured in ELLEgirl magazine as "Website of the Month" when she was 17 years old.
She graduated from Bard College in 2007 with a degree in cultural anthropology. Shortly after graduation, Joanna WWOOFed on a donkey farm in the French Pyrenees and bought a one-way ticket to Prague, Czech Republic, where she received her TEFL certification and went on to teach business English for the large language agency, Skrivanek. Her clients included an advisor to the Czech president and the president of a major international medical company. Since then, she has worked for international development and public health nonprofits, served as marketing & communications director at a California-based marketing agency, and managed the marketing team at VolunteerMatch, the Web's largest volunteer engagement network. She served as the pro bono Web & Digital Strategy Lead at Respond Crisis Translation and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Chispa Project, a nonprofit that sparks a love of reading for children in Honduras.
She has lived in Vermont, New York, Ireland, and the Czech Republic, and has traveled extensively. Joanna lives with her husband, Michael, two border collies named Carter and Finn, and two black cats, Mr. Bear and Iris, in Vermont.
Education & Training
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
MA in Digital Communication, January 2020–December 2021
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Certificate in Digital Marketing from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, 2018
TEFL Worldwide Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
TEFL Certificate with High Honors, 2008
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
BA in Cultural Anthropology, 2007
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland