Joanna recently joined Kāhui Legal in November 2018.
Joanna graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2018 with a conjoint degree in Law (First Class Honours) and Arts (International Relations). She was awarded the Simpson Grierson Scholarship where she summer clerked in 2016 and the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America allowing her to complete her degree in Medellin, Colombia in 2018.
Joanna is passionate about social justice and is particularly interested in human rights, indigenous legal issues, the criminal justice system and international peace and security. Joanna wrote her thesis on the State’s criminal responsibility for historical institutional child abuse and how to achieve justice for survivors.