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The Johnson Twins join Dr. Trina L. Coleman on Beyond the Classroom

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

Next week on #BeyondTheClassroom, Dr. Trina L. Coleman, Host, talks with the power duo, Whitney and Britney Johnson, THEE Johnson Twins!

Whitney Johnson - a Southern Belle with Virginia talent and a New York hustle - is the owner of Thee StoryHouse, a creative agency that leverages digital platforms to deliver life-changing messages to the world. Through her work, she drives culture and change simultaneously through the power of PR and marketing. Whitney launched her career at one of the world's top PR agencies, Burson-Marsteller, where she worked with corporate brands such as Bank of America, Chipotle, Comcast and Ford. She then went on to lend her expertise as a digital media and PR consultant to companies including E! Entertainment and NBCUniversal, relaunching its social impact campaign entitled Erase The Hate in 2018. Through her work with various agencies, she has had a role in driving impactful campaigns and curating brand experiences at respectable events like New York Fashion Week and CurlFest. Her clients have been featured in top-tier publications including Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Seventeen Magazine and TravelNoire. Whitney graduated from Hampton University with a B.A. in Journalism and Communications, and a minor in Leadership Studies. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is committed to partnering with purpose-driven brands that have a desire to impact the world in creative ways, with hopes of making it a better place. 

Britney Johnson, a native of Surry, Virginia, is a PhD student and researcher in the

Experimental Civics Studio at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She currently supports research efforts for the DataWorks program - a program seeking to broaden participation in computing through partnership with local communities.

Prior to beginning her PhD, Britney was a research assistant at the MIT Media Lab - where she studied how sneaker culture and design can help change perspectives about mental health.

Topics relating to political action and community organizing were also involved in her work. Her skills have been utilized at multiple organizations including Adobe, NASA, and the University of Oxford.

Britney earned degrees in computing-related fields from Hampton University, Georgia Tech, and MIT. She is also a recipient of the National GEM Consortium Graduate Fellowship, an Intel Scholar, and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Beyond the Classroom with Dr. Trina Coleman explores thought provoking topics relevant to HBCUs, STEM and the intersection between the two. Dr. Coleman, is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) advocate and subject matter expert with a passion for education. Beyond the Classroom will delve into matters such as, STEM outreach, the race/gender gap in STEM professions, research, entrepreneurship, access to technology and the digital divide for underserved communities, career options, and the important role that HBCUs play to help provide solutions for these concerns in today’s techno-centric landscape.

Beyond the Classroom broadcasts on @HBCUiRadio and @HBCUSmartTV ( Amazon Fire TV and Roku) weekdays at 5pm ET.  

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