National Priorities Project
nominated for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Jo sets the strategic direction for National Priorities Project, builds organizational alliances, and acts as the organization's primary spokesperson. She has a strong background in community organizing and travels extensively, offering budget talks and facilitating participatory workshops, including as a speaker at a 2012 TEDx, 2013 Ignite, and 2013 Nerd Nite. Jo previously served as Director of Programs at The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and Director of the American Friends Service Committee's western Massachusetts office. She is a frequent media contributor, with print pieces appearing in The Nation, The Huffington Post, Salon.com, and Mother Jones. Jo holds an MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Smith College School of Social Work.