Joanne is passionate about applying social science research to real-world problems in pursuit of a more equitable society. As a Senior Research Associate at NCWIT, she supports Workforce Alliance members in using research-based, systemic approaches to build inclusive cultures. Her work focuses on increasing the collective knowledge base about what works in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and implementing research-based insights to create lasting change. She especially enjoys developing new tools and technologies to help teams learn, grow, connect, and strategize. Prior to coming to NCWIT in 2017, Joanne’s research and professional activities focused on supporting just, equitable, and effective administration of public services. Joanne holds a master’s degree in Organizational Communication and is a PhD candidate in the same field.