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Flying High With JetBlue

Alumna Joanna Geraghty lifted off and kept soaring, becoming the president of one of North America’s most prominent airlines.

Today, Joanna Geraghty G’97, L’97 is the president and chief operating officer of JetBlue, but when she was a Syracuse University student, her career was just taking off. After graduating with a law degree and a master of arts in international relations, she sought to combine the two disciplines. With a foundation in aviation law, she scaled the ranks at JetBlue, becoming the company’s president in 2018. Geraghty’s ongoing pursuit of perfection recently earned her the University’s highest alumni honor, theArents Award. A leader in her field, she doesn’t forget her roots and credits Syracuse University for offering “the perfect blend of theory along with practical application.”

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