Johanna Ayala

Position: Early Childhood Consultant

Johanna received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and English with a concentration in literature from UNCA in 2022. Her history with the team begins as SUNSHINE’s spring intern in 2022 when she worked alongside the Early Intervention team. After graduation, Johanna checked off a few places from her bucket list, and upon her return to the Asheville area, she has worked as a legal assistant and an editorial assistant. She is excited to once again be a part of the team and bring her bilingual skills to classroom settings. As a Childhood Consultant, Johanna works to support and advocate for students’ success. She aids in providing tools and measures to educators and families, working alongside them every step of the way. She is dedicated to expanding her skillset to better serve her community. Johanna believes that everyone should have access to resources that can help aid their quality of life in all aspects: physical, emotional, and mental.

In her spare time, she enjoys thrifting, gardening, and exploring her artistic side with photography, painting, and escaping into literary worlds. When she isn’t being crafty, she enjoys curating itineraries for her bucket list and continuing her education by learning from people around the world.