Ella Johnson grew up in Mobile Alabama before moving to New York to study Biology and Economics at Vassar College. She completed a senior project in Biology, a podcast that investigated nutrition based multi-level marketing schemes. While in school, she was involved as an intern American Exchange Project, and worked as a camp counselor over non-COVID summers. Outside of Impact America, she enjoys music, reading, running, and being on the water.


What is your proudest accomplishment?

My sophomore year of college, right before spring break I decided to train and run a half marathon before the end of the school year. I didn’t care about my time, but I wanted to finish the race without walking at any point, and I did. It was rainy and cold for the entire race, but I’m so proud to be a Brooklyn Mother’s Day Half Marathon finisher.


What do you like to do for fun?

I love to cook, and recently I’ve been trying to develop my own recipes. I like to look up recipes and experiment with them to see how I can make them my own. Right now, I’m working on my go-to bread recipe.


Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

Providence, Rhode Island. I went home with my friend once for Thanksgiving break, and I loved how much local business and art thrived. There were always things to see and coffee shops to try.