White House Author
Johanna Orozco is a Teen Educator for the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center of Greater Cleveland. Jo has turned tragedy into triumph. After being in an abusive relationship for two years, she had the courage to leave her abuser—a decision that almost took her life. Shortly after leaving him, her former boyfriend sexually assaulted her and later, he shot her in the face with a sawed-off shotgun. Johanna shares her compelling story with schools, community organizations, parents, and concerned citizens to educate them about dating violence. Jo focuses on self-respect, confidence and what signs to look for in an unhealthy relationship. Johanna has been featured in The Cleveland Plain Dealer and has appeared on 20/20, Oprah Winfrey, and The View. Currently, Johanna is pursuing a degree in Psychology at local college in Cleveland, Ohio.