Dr. Ashanti Johnson’s (Co-PI)

Dr. Ashanti Johnson’s
CEO/Superintendent of Cirrus Academy

Dr. Ashanti Johnson’s (Co-PI) areas of research include: environmental aquatic radiogeochemistry, professional development of students and early career scientists, and STEM diversity-focused initiatives. Her professional development and diversity-focused activities facilitate the advancement of students representing diverse socioeconomic, cultural, gender, racial and academic backgrounds. In March 2017 she served as the US Department of State's representative to Cambodia for a series of STEM-focused events including being an invited keynote speaker at the Cambodia Science and Engineering Festival and the US Embassy, as well as at several universities, K-12 schools and a science museum in Cambodia. During her professional career she has served as PI and/or Co-PI for numerous NSF and NASA funded projects, totaling more than $15 million, including the highly successful MS PHD’S in Earth System Science Professional Development initiative that facilitates the advancement of underrepresented minorities throughout Earth system science and related fields.