Joanna Mountain is a geneticist with a passion for ancestry genetics and genetic genealogy. She was born in England and traces her ancestry back to England, Ireland, and Scotland.  She received her PhD in Genetics (with a focus on Human population Genetics) from Stanford University. She currently represents 23andMe, a personal genomics company that provides genetic data and tools for exploring one’s ancestry, genealogy, and health. She is particularly excited about the future of genetic databases that allow distant relatives to find one another; and to extend one another’s family trees.