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Birthday: April 12
Bio: Joanna graduated from Emerson with a M.S. in Journalism in 2003. Before coming to Carroll Gardens Patch, she worked as a freelance writer for various outlets. Previous to that, she was senior editor at PARADE magazine.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
Are you registered with a certain party?
I am a registered Independent.
How religious would you consider yourself?
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community?
The over-crowding of district schools, residential development projects, bike safety, the Gowanus cleanup, crime, gentrification and preserving the neighborhood's unique history.