Joann is Director of Application Engineering at Slack where she oversees core product including Messaging, Files, and Performance. Joann focuses on engineer career growth, internship program development, and feature release quality and velocity. She previously led engineering teams at Adobe and Symantec where she streamlined engineering processes to accelerate release delivery. Joann has a Masters in Security Informatics from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Rice University. In her free time, she channels her inner child by playing with her toddler and is on the constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.