Anna “AJ” Johnson joined IHMC as a research coordinator working with the robotics lab in March 2022. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theatre for Youth from Samford University in 2021. While there, she stage-managed many productions, which taught her the organization, communication, and time-management skills she uses every day as a research coordinator.
From 2015-2019, AJ spent her summers volunteering at The Children of Christ Home in Galette Chambon, Haiti, where she taught (reading, dance, music, and English), and organized a trilingual library for the orphanage. Before that, she studied at Ballet Pensacola for nine years where she learned the importance of staying flexible under pressure.
AJ spends her free time teaching at local theaters, writing in coffee shops, and dancing whenever she gets a chance.