VIA Contributors

Behind every VIA article there's an intrepid reporter risking sunburn on an exotic Tahitian cruise, indigestion on San Francisco's best food tours, and over-exfoliation in the West Coast's most relaxing spas. These are the men and women who lived to tell the tale.

Joanna Corman


Before becoming a freelance writer in 2005, Joanna spent five years for covering religion, education, and politics for California newspapers from Lodi to Los Angeles. Her stories have appeared in Modern Bride, Sunset, Science & Spirit, Comstock's, Faith & Form, Our Sunday Visitor, Sacramento Business Journal, and Sacramento magazine. In addition to a bachelor's degree in history from Bryn Mawr College, Joanna holds a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University and a certificate of theological studies from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. You can learn more about her at