Academic & Personal Background
Johanna received her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2007. While in law school she was a member of the Mock Trial Team where she was a finalist in the 2006 Honorable E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition, she advocated in the 2007 Tournament of Champions Mock Trial Competition, and she was a winner of the 2007 Chester Bedell Memorial Mock Trial Competition. In addition, Johanna was the Hispanic Bar Association Treasurer, she was a University Ambassador, and a Committee Chair for the 2007 Class Gift. She received a B.S. in Special Education, an M.S. in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages from Florida International University, and she worked for 2 years at Ruth Owens Kruse Education Center with special needs students prior to attending law school.
Johanna has volunteered with Special Olympics at various bowling events, she has volunteered at various hurricane relief projects with the Red Cross, and currently volunteers at numerous fundraising events at her local parish. She and her husband, Manny, have a young daughter and enjoy traveling and doing outdoor activities.