M* Welcomes JA Benson!

M* is proud to welcome frequent Bloggerncle commenter JA Benson as our newest permablogger.

Joanna entered the world as a BYU baby. Continuing family tradition, she graduated BYU with a degree in Elementary Education and taught for several years. Growing up in Salt Lake County, her favorite childhood hobbies were visiting cemeteries and eavesdropping on adult conversations. Her ancestral DNA is multi-ethnic and she is Mormon pioneer stock on every familial line.

Joanna resides in the Southeastern USA with her long-suffering husband and five children ranging in age from 4 to 20. She is an avid reader and a student of history. Her current intellectual obsession is Sephardic Jewish history, influence and genealogy. She serves as a board member for her local chapter of Families with Children from China. She is the author of “DNA Mormons?” Summer Sunstone 2007 and “Becoming Hong Mei`s Mother” in the upcoming Winter Sunstone 2009 .

After receiving the invitation to join M*, JA remarked, “This must be destiny. Millennial Star was the first blog I ever commented on. ”

We couldn’t agree more. :-) Welcome to M*, JA!

6 thoughts on “M* Welcomes JA Benson!

  1. Such a set of interests should make for good reading. Just this week, I was learning about Wallace, the geneticist who didn’t quite become U.S. President.

  2. Thank you Brian, Tanya and John. I am glad to be here.

    John- I read a couple of books by Truman recently. BTW an interesting character Truman. I do not remember why Wallace was out and Truman was in. Could you tell me the reasons behind Roosevelt changing his VP?

  3. Joanna, we have a new permablogger who actually posts articles! Wow, what a concept! But seriously, we are happy to have you here.

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