Newest member of Mensa Board of Directors is a Sierra Vista resident

Joanne Soper newest member to Mensa Board of Directors (Source:
Joanne Soper newest member to Mensa Board of Directors (Source:

SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Joanne Soper was recently named Director of Science and Education for Mensa's Board of Directors, according to a Mensa news release.

Soper is a member of Borderline Mensa, just one of 132 chapters across the U.S.

"I am extremely pleased to have Joanne return as a board member," stated Pamela L. Donahoo, Executive Director or American Mensa according to the news release.

Having been a member of Mensa for 20 years, Soper previously served as Membership Officer. She was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award by President Obama in 2006 for her work with the Mensa Education & Research Foundation and is currently the Secretary and a trustee with the Foundation. Along with a passion for intelligence and education, she is also interested in environmental causes and is a National Resources Defense Council member

Based in Arlington, Texas, American Mensa is an organization for anyone who scores in the top two percent of the general population on one of more than 200 standardized intelligence tests.  The organization has more than 57,000 members.

For more information about Mensa or to apply for membership, call 800–66–MENSA or visit

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now All rights reserved