Joan Hilton is the most recent addition to the team, coming on as the Executive Assistant and Internship Coordinator. Joan keeps the wheels turning in the office every day, acting as the central hub of communication. She manages the office, coordinates schedules and meetings, manages the logistics of the internship program, and everything in-between.
Joan comes to UI21 after a variety of professional endeavors. Joan has a strong passion for animals, leading her to get a degree in Biology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. After graduating in 2012, she bounced around to 4 different cities in 4 years, gaining animal husbandry experience at the Pittsburgh Zoo, the Shedd Aquarium, and Angell Animal Medical Center. After moving back home to Pittsburgh, she was introduced to UI21 while working for a small start-up, Imagine Careers, and was beyond excited to join an organization that is helping to grow the tech sector in her beloved hometown.
When Joan isn’t working, she enjoys exploring Pittsburgh’s growing restaurant scene with her fiancé and relaxing at home with her two cats Jeoff and Larry.