Janna Gregonis received her MFA in Metals from East Carolina University and her BFA in Metals from Kutztown University. Janna has taught at Kutztown University, St. Johns University, Peter's Valley, the Newark Museum and is currently teaching at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA and the 92nd St. Y. She is the former Director of the Jewelry department at the Craft Students League at the YWCA of New York City. Janna has worked at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. In January of 2009 she travelled to Cameroon where she taught women infected with AIDS and HIV how to make jewelry.