Joan has worked in youth development, neighborhood organizing and commercial real estate. She is especially passionate about partnering with service providers and property managers to maintain high-quality housing communities. Joan has a BA from Macalester as well as master’s degrees in social work and urban planning from the University of Minnesota.
Joan enjoys jogging with friends, picking up (and dropping) new sports and following celebrity cats on Instagram. She lives with her wife, two cats, Brian Kitty & Mr. Sprinkles, and dog, Fitzgerald, in South Minneapolis.