Welcome to the New Normal
Friend to Deirdre Flanagan; a bit on the wild side occasionally
Joan Zeilik is Deirdre Flanagan’s best friend and a vocal instructor with UCAF’s Department of Music Education. Joan is a bit of a wild child (“last in the alphabet, first in everything else”) and serves as a counterpoint to Deirdre’s shyness (with Deirdre keeping Joan from going completely over the line).
She likes her job and has a bit of a crush on Dean Plumlee, but really she’s in Alamy Falls because of Deirdre. Joan doesn’t have a lot of family of her own, with her mother having passed away early and her father being a total prick. Joan considers Deirdre both friend and family.