United States Department of State
Sports Diplomacy Consultant
Joanna is a member of the Sport Diplomacy and Sport Envoy program run by the State Department. She travels internationally as a representative of the United States to promote the various ways sport can break down barriers. She also is a speaker at the Foreign Service Institute where she guides Cultural Affair Officers on the best practices and benefits of Sports Diplomacy. Her knowledge and experience are utilized in brainstorming, creating, and executing influential diplomatic programs around the world.
Joanna, along with other Athlete Ally Pro and Olympic Ambassadors, helps promote Athlete Ally’s mission to end homophobia and transphobia in sports by speaking out to their peers in sports and their fan bases. Through Joanna’s out and proud lifestyle, she exemplifies the organizations goal to have an all-inclusive sporting environment where we all can feel comfortable as our true selves.Visit Athlete Ally
Celebrity Ambassador along with DC United Goalkeeper, Bill Hamid
Together with DC United Goalkeeper, Bill Hamid, Joanna is an ambassador with DC SCORES. DC Scores creates neighborhood teams that give kids in need the confidence and skills to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom, and in life. Visit DC Scores
U.S. Soccer Foundation
Joanna and fellow ambassadors of The U.S. Soccer Foundation promote programs that are the national model for sports-based youth development in underserved communities. Since its founding in 1994, the Foundation has established programs proven to help children embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth beyond sports. Its cost-effective, high-impact initiatives offer safe environments where kids and communities thrive.VISIT US SOCCER FOUNDATION
Women's Sports Foundation
As an ambassador, Joanna helps promote the WSF mission - we are the ally, advocate and catalyst for tomorrow’s leaders. We exist to enable girls and women to reach their potential in sport and life.VISIT WOMEN'S SPORTS FOUNDATION
Washington Speakers Bureau
Joanna is a professional speaker who is featured with the Washington Speakers Bureau. VIEW ESPEAKERS PROFILE
Through her own personal journey, she has helped individuals and groups define their beauty by living an unabashedly authentic life based around deep-rooted acceptance and discovering a comfort in their own skin.