Joanne is a Certified Educational Planner, counselor and a published writer. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Millersville University and her graduate degree in counseling psychology from Arcadia University. In addition, Joanne has completed all coursework for a certificate for Independent Educational Consultants in the University of California Irvine program and is a graduate of the Institute for Children's Literature writing program.

Joanne's clients benefit from her 20-plus years of professional experience in higher education, counseling and writing.She has published over 1000 posts, print and online articles and essays and has worked with clients in a variety of settings- colleges, schools, workplace, groups, and workshops. Her strong organizational skills, ability to listen and observe, and a keen attention to detail, help guide students and families through decisions and action.

Joanne is a Professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and also holds memberships with Higher Education Consultants Association, and the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling. In addition to visiting dozens of colleges each year, Joanne participates in conferences, forums and discussions to stay informed of the changing trends and needs related to higher education.