Jo graduated from Stanford with honors in human biology in 1991 and received a Masters of Public Health Degree from Boston University. Her experiences with the Haas Center as an undergrad anchored her passion and commitment to public service throughout her professional career and personal endeavors.
Jo has a particular interest in health care and is passionate about issues affecting youth, women, and communities of color. She was a Stanford in Government fellow and served as a co-director for Stanford’s Anonymous HIV Antibody Test Program at Cowell Health Center (now Vaden). Dedicating her career to the service sector, Jo lived in Taipei, Taiwan as a volunteer with Volunteers in Asia (VIA) where she taught English and volunteered with a non-government organization to support individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Her work in Taiwan led to coordinating efforts to bring and accompany panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt from San Francisco on a one month exhibition to various cities throughout Taiwan. Jo also served as a Delegate for the YWCA of the USA at the World YWCA Council Meeting held in Seoul, Korea.
At a local level, Jo worked at various nonprofit organizations, including Asian Health Services, a community health clinic in Oakland as the Director of Quality Improvement and at Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto, as the Clinical Curriculum Development Specialist. She also worked as an independent consultant for health care organizations to provide communications training and program assessment. Jo has in-depth experience with program development and evaluation, data analysis, project management, and assessment of operational systems. A data geek at heart, she thrives on analyzing information to identify meaningful trends and findings that support the work of the Haas Center and demonstrate the impact of service and service learning.
When not working, Jo dedicates time to her family, enjoys being outdoors with her children, and volunteers in the community. She is thrilled to “come home” to The Farm and contribute back to the Stanford community as a part of the team at the Haas Center!