Johanna Meckel, originally from Los Angeles, grew up with a father who is a child of Holocaust survivors and a mother who is Israeli-Moroccan making Judaism and Zionism ingrained in her. Johanna has lived in Northern California since attending UC Santa Cruz where she majored in Political Science and Sociology. Before joining Hasidah, Johanna worked at two different Bay Area Hillels and spent a year in Israel teaching English in Netanya. Johanna then transitioned to StandWithUs working on college campuses from Monterey Bay up to the Canadian border eventually becoming Regional Director. She organized speaker events in homes and in community settings and led trainings for community members combating anti-Semitism and the BDS movement. Johanna welcomed daughter, Leona, into the world in the spring of 2018 with her husband Matthew and fur-baby Bissli. She resides in Napa and enjoys a glass of red wine and exploring all Napa has to offer.