Johanna was born and raised in South Arlington. She graduated from Wakefield High School and furthered her education at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). What drew her to NOVALACIRO at the end of 2021 was the passionate work the non-profit is doing for the Latinx community especially in an area that she had grown up in. Also, having parents who immigrated to the United States, she understands the needs and struggles for many Latinx families. She is excited to give back to her community as the new organizer. She also works as an instructional assistant for Arlington Public Schools and hopes to one day become a teacher.