Jo-Anna spent 4 years studying in Mary Immaculate College of Education and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Education with Gaeilge. She then followed this with an add-on TEFL course for teachers. She spent two years working in special education and teaching English in summer camps to teenagers. Having realised that she had a passion for English language teaching Jo-Anna moved to South Korea where she spent 2 years teaching English in primary and middle schools. After returning back to Ireland she taught in language schools in Dublin and then commenced work in Griffith College Limerick in September 2016.