Johanna Pulgarin is Program Manager at Ellevate Network, where she concentrates on managing the existing membership benefits program, as well as plays a key role in the development and administration of future benefits. She also reviews member submitted content and hosts the weekly Ellevate Jam Sessions.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Johanna graduated from Montclair State University with a major in English and a double minor in Journalism and Creative Writing. She enjoys reading, writing, spending too much money on concert tickets, and enthusiastically pointing out every dog she sees on the street. She feels strongly that making education available for all girls will change the world, and hopes to have an impact on this cause in her lifetime.
Johanna’s Female Role Model(s): It's so hard to choose just one. J.K. Rowling will forever hold a special place in my heart for having a serious impact on my childhood (and my adulthood); and Malala Yousafzai motivates me to work and fight for what I believe in, no matter the obstacles.
Johanna’s favorite Ellevate memory: As a tennis fan, it was so exciting for me to get to meet Venus Williams at the fireside chat she did with Sallie Krawcheck. She was funny and inspiring, and it was so great to see the business woman behind the athlete.
Favorite restaurant: Tapas de España in North Bergen, NJ. Best sangria I've ever had and live flamenco dancing on Friday nights!
Favorite TV Series: I can quote every line of every episode of both Friends and Seinfeld.
What's something you're really good at, but kind of embarrassed about? I can quote every line of every episode of both Friends and Seinfeld.