Team Co-ordination | Research & Development | Media Production
She is remarkable.
The range of personal qualities this woman has brought to our group astonishes me.
From the day of the groups formation Joanne has been artfully adopting whatever role the team has needed at the time; from diplomat, to team leader, to co-worker, to friend and always be organizing us at the same time as she maintained her own very high quality work..
The number of times she's stepped in to neutralize minor disputes before they've escalated to keep things peaceful; encouraged members of the team and provided direction during moments when the entire group were drawing blank faces instead of ideas; the way she'd take the initiative in emailing all of us with accouncements, or contact our tutor to clarity questions on our behalf and all this while allowing us all to bask - like lizards on a rock - in the warmth, honestly, intelligence and humour of a personality that kept the group calm organically - just by being present.
Brilliant, engaging and dynamic - Joanne is the most valuable member of our group.
She currently works in the gift and homewares industry as an account manager but is looking to move into IT because she's always been interested in technology, and where better to begin that move than studying for a degree with RMIT?
Joanne studied Fashion Design at Tafe NSW and is naturally a creative person however prefers to use that creativity in cooking and home décor and oh, she loves her cat Daisy despite her skin being perforated from endless bite marks.
Her interest in IT is for convenience, social connectivity and entertainment through the likes of Google Maps, Facebook and Netflix. This stems from being introduced to Technology as a child with video games such as Nintendo’s Game Boy, Donkey Kong and later with her first mobile phone in 1999 – a Sony Ericson flip!
Studying at RMIT is Joanne’s first step in transitioning into Information Technology and despite possessing limited existing knowledge about the subject, she's looking forward to the journey with her Class Group – Technomalia.