Joana is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and licensed as an FNP in the state of California by the Board of Registered Nursing. She obtained her Masters in Nursing from University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, where she also worked as a registered nurse at HealthAlliance Hospital. Her undergraduate degree is from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she studied Biomedical Science and Psychology. There, she was a Division I tennis captain and aided her team to two MAAC championships and two NCAA bids.
She specializes in family medicine, with a focus on preventative medicine and the importance of lifestyle modifications. Her goal as a nurse practitioner is to help patients create and meet health goals. In her free time, Joana likes to day hike, play tennis, experiment with recipes, and do HIIT workouts at the gym.