Nia Johnson is a second-year doctoral student at the Ohio State University studying Engineering Education. She is a member of the Inclusive Community-Based Learning Lab, advised by Dr. David Delaine. While earning her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Ohio State, she developed a passion for STEM education research and teaching as an undergraduate researcher and teaching assistant in the Engineering Education and Chemical Engineering departments. She credits the National Society of Black Engineers for her growth in leadership and professional development, and her love for community building.
Nia is now a STEM Coordinator for the YMCA of Central Ohio's Y Without Walls (YWW) which allows her to continue growing as a student, leader, educator, and community member. She prides herself in striving to learn with and from her students by thoughtfully programming culturally relevant STEAM curricula. As a young Black, female engineer, she seeks to be a source of representation, encouragement, and inspiration for other young women of color in the many facets of her professional and personal life. In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, coaching gymnastics, and spending time with friends and family.