Here we introduce a member of our Steering Group

Joanne Skolnick photo for SJCWN Final

Joanne Skolnick is delighted to represent the first decade of women at St. John’s College. Joanne matriculated at St. John’s in 1988 and graduated with an MSt in Modern History. She then obtained a Master’s in Journalism from Northwestern University and an LLB and a BCL from McGill University’s Faculty of Law. Joanne also holds a BA from the University of Toronto. She is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, an attorney in New York, and a barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada.

After a brief stint in journalism, Joanne worked in private practice in Toronto and New York City before becoming an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York.

A legal consultant in London, Joanne devotes much of her time to advising charities and non-profits. She currently serves as a legal trustee for the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), an international think tank, and as a trustee for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in East London.

Joanne cares deeply about empowering women and has served on the board of several women's organisations over the years. She is presently an editor of a UK women's legal publication.

Joanne has witnessed many changes at college to foster gender equality and further women’s interests since she was a student. She looks forward to lifting up the next generation of women at St. John’s, as well as championing the women who came before them.

Joanne photo with MCR students

Joanne at St John’s with fellow MCR students: (left to right) Richard Chin, Ian Reid and Mark Watts, who matriculated in the same year.