Joanne Danganan is second-generation Filipino-American and a proud UCLA Bruin. A jack of all trades, Joanne is a financial educator and coach; and producer of a podcast documenting immigrant stories and documentary films that prioritize social and environmental impact. She currently runs the California chapter of Financial Beginnings, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide no-cost, unbiased financial education to the state’s most vulnerable communities. In this role, she wears many hats, including fundraiser, grant writer, policy advocate, program manager, and volunteer manager. When she isn’t educating youth or coaching adults in personal finance, Joanne pursues her creative endeavors, including producing and hosting the podcast I Don’t Want to Be A Nurse, which tells the stories of children of immigrants finding their career niche in a new land. She is also co-producing this documentary project alongside Menchie Caliboso.