Janean holds that most versatile yet useless of degrees, a BA in English from Gonzaga University. Fortunately, she also majored in journalism. She chose to take some broadcasting classes since she had already written for a professional newspaper before and during college, and thus began her journey into the radio world. Strangely, her main tasks for SPR are creating graphic images for the website, eblasts and various print materials. Janean created KPBX's first official websites, and worked for NPR's New Media division in 2000. She created the Broadway Matinee radio show which put her in both Judges' Choice and Voters' Choice lists for the PRX "Hostiness" Contest. She is on hiatus from the show, at least until her pre-teen kid doesn't need a chauffeur anymore. She would like to sing more often.