Prior to the start of the series, Joanna attended and graduated from Atlas Academy, having been one of the top students. Rather than joining the military, she decided to help Robyn Hill pursue a career as a politician in Mantle, joining the Happy Huntresses.


Mantle Elections

Joanna and Fiona spy on Ironwood

Joanna makes her debut in "Pomp and Circumstance", where she and Fiona Thyme watch Amity Colosseum and James Ironwood's entourage arrive at the Schnee Dust Company Mine #2, gathering intel on their mission.

In "Sparks", while Robyn and Fiona blocked a supply route with a barricade in the tundras of Solitas, she had been waiting, concealed by May Marigold's Semblance for the vehicle that Ruby Rose, Penny Polendina, Clover Ebi and Qrow Branwen were riding in, in order to find out why large sources of Dust and building materials were being transported to Amity Colosseum. After a stand-off, the Happy Huntresses agreed to let them through, deciding they'd find out why all the Dust and building materials are being transported to Amity, no matter what it took.

Later, Joanna is present in Robyn's election party, preemptively assuring Robyn that she's won the election. Once Tyrian Callows launches an attack in the building, murdering the partygoers and framing Penny, Joanna attacks the Atlesian Huntsmen, firing a shot towards Marrow.

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Fallout With Atlas

May and Joanna attack Marrow Amin

Soon following this, the Happy Huntresses take on vigilantism, hijacking supplies from the Amity Communications Tower for Mantle. After Arthur Watts turned off the heating in Mantle, Joanna is seen defending Mantle from the Grimm alongside Robyn, where she helps her leader, as well as Qrow and Clover, lure Tyrian into an ambush.

Upon Salem's arrival, Joanna and the Happy Huntresses took initiative in aiding Mantle against the waves of Grimm in the city. The group devises a plan to bring the citizens to the Mantle crater, with the goal to convert mine shafts into shelters and loot refineries for fuel. Taking center stage and leadership of the group, Joanna gets out the message that all should evacuate to the crater by using news equipment owned by Atlas reporters.

Joanna later regroups with Fiona, Yang Xiao Long, Jaune Arc, Lie Ren, and Oscar Pine, who describes the plan to the group. As Fiona gets a report of a Grimm attack in the East, and Yang's Group goes out to investigate, Joanna stays in the crater to make sure people stay calm.

Once Ruby's broadcast is sent out to the world through the Amity Communications Tower, Joanna listens into it and watches as it cuts short.

When Ironwood delivers his ultimatum to Ruby's Group and the citizens of Mantle, Joanna and May comfort Fiona who breaks down into tears at his threats.

When Ruby and her team make portals to transport the citizens of Atlas and Mantle to Vacuo, Joanna is the first to step into the magical gate. Joanna and the Happy Huntresses later evacuate the citizens of Atlas and Mantle to Vacuo. She is later seen in Vacuo with the other Happy Huntresses protecting the refugees.

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