A DC-area native, Joan joined the staff at President Lincoln’s Cottage in 2015. In addition to coordinating experiences for students, teachers, and the public, she has developed and implemented revised school programming, both onsite and virtually, and worked closely with the Students Opposing Slavery program. She also produces, edits, and co-hosts the Cottage’s podcast Q & Abe. Prior to her work at the Cottage, she gained six years of experience developing programs, coordinating events, and working with students and teachers in DC’s professional theaters. She holds an MA in Public History from American University.