Assistant Director of J.D. Admissions
As the current Assistant Director of J.D. Admissions, Fickel counsels prospective students and applicants on the J.D. program application process. She is responsible for educating prospective students about the various aspects of St. Mary’s Law. She also engages prospective students through the use of social media by connecting them with current St. Mary’s Law students, faculty, and staff.
She is an alumna of Kenyon College in Ohio where she studied international environmental policy and practice with an emphasis on sustainable development. At Kenyon, she also worked in the undergraduate admissions office as a tour guide and a Senior Admissions Fellow. It was in these positions that she helped high school students understand the intricacies of higher education through the lens of a current undergraduate. There, she discovered her passion for access to higher education and diversity in academia.
During her free time, Johanna enjoys reading novels, learning new songs on her guitar, and going on hikes with her rescue dog.