Jo Anna Philips '85 EE

Jo Anna Philips EE is a popular author and speaker, and a former columnist/feature writer for the Reno Gazette-Journal. She produced and hosted Nevada’s first health TV show, “Health & Healing,” and a half-hour TV magazine, “Out and About,” as well as two radio shows that offered humorous commentaries and information. She is also a certified life coach and behavioral therapist who created her own clothing company, Giovanna Activewear, in San Francisco while finishing her management degree at Saint Mary’s. She has two new books out, “How to Shop for the Perfect Relationship” and “The Savvy Shopper’s Guide to Thrift & Consignment Stores: Greater Sacramento, Reno/Tahoe.” She splits her time between Reno and Sacramento.