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Jo has lived in Newtown for nearly two decades and has spent a large proportion of that time also working in the local area. Her background is in Strategic Communications with the majority of her experience in the not-for-profit sector. She holds tertiary qualifications in each of the following: Asian Studies (Japanese and Politics), Education, Public Relations and Journalism.
Passionate about the area, Jo put her journalism and photographic skills to use and started a project documenting the vibrant and eclectic mix of people that make up the area in her blog, Humans of Newtown which enabled her to collate a snapshot of the area but also put her in contact with all walks of life within the community.
She works full time now for Newtown based not-for-profit organisation, The Shepherd Centre while also running the blog in her spare time. Humans of Newtown was published as a hard cover book in 2015.