Joanna, originally from Columbia, Maryland is an intern for TreeHugger.com and Planet Green. She is currently a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park where she is double majoring in Communication (Public Relations track) and Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. Her interest in the environment dates back to early childhood, when her parents sent her away to a summer youth camp at a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. There she learned about living an sustainable lifestyle and the importance of protecting our Earth. Now she enjoys staying up to date on environmental news and learning new ways of contributing to a healthier Earth.