Joanna Acevedo

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Joanna is our Director of Diversity and Inclusion, going hand in hand with her her love for mental health, social justice and community engagement. She’s the leader behind our D&I efforts and content, and is constantly searching for ways in which PRSSA can advance inclusivity on and off campus. 

As a Civic Engagement Intern for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, she conducts outreach to the surrounding community on the best water-conservation and sustainability practices. 

Transparent and empathetic, Joanna helps set a culture of belonging here at PRSSA SJSU— we are all so excited to dive into more ways we can advance D&I here on campus!

Some pieces of advice she’d give her freshman self is to always listen to your mom (because she’s always right), trust your gut instinct and to remember that everything will work itself out in the end! Also, she loves cats…a lot.