Our Many Identities and Alter Egos
We, the JDs of Lab Partners Jewelry, are many things. Joanna holds a BA in Journalism and in History of Art from The Ohio State University, as well as a Masters of Library and Information Science from Kent State University.
John holds a BA in Political Science from The Ohio State University, studied photojournalism at George Washington University, and has a Masters of Library and Information Science from Kent State University. We met in journalism school at Ohio State and were staff editors of the university paper, The Lantern.
We’re Librarians. We’re JDs. We’re Lab Partners.
We’re self-taught metalsmiths and we’ve been making jewelry together for more than 20 years.
As you can see, we are many things--except scientists. We get that question often. If degrees were awarded for scientific fandom, we would both hold PhDs. We’re bonafide nerds, self-proclaimed Citizen Scientists who are inspired by the wonders of the natural world, awed by its beauty, and proud to make jewelry that turns heads and tells a story.