Sarah Johnson, 2015–2016 vice president of professional development, is a senior at the University of Oklahoma majoring in public relations and minoring in both aerospace studies and Arabic. She comes from a military family and lived in various national and international cities growing up, but calls Colorado Springs, Colorado, home.
Johnson was lightly involved with PRSSA at the University of Oklahoma in her freshman and sophomore years. In her junior year, she became an active member and began to realize the unmatched experiences the organization offered her. During her preparation to run for the National Committee in the spring of 2015, she began attending e-board meetings and contributing to several successful Chapter projects, including winning the 2015 Betsy Day Challenge by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.
Johnson is passionate about her involvement both inside PRSSA and outside of it, where she invests her time in a number of different organizations. She is an Air Force ROTC cadet at Detachment 675, where she will serve as Wing Commander for the fall 2015 semester. Within Lindsey + Asp, the University of Oklahoma’s Nationally Affiliated Student-Run Firm, Johnson is an Account Lead as well as a part of several client teams. She is also the Area Director of Support for a service affiliate of Air Force ROTC called Arnold Air Society, a part of her church’s college leadership team and a member of the Society of Fellows, an honorary society that debates political and constitutional issues.
Upon graduation, Johnson plans to commission as an officer in the United States Air Force with a career in public affairs or intelligence. She hopes one day to pursue public relations internationally for a human rights nonprofit.
In her free time, Johnson pursues travel, and is studying abroad in Tanzania, Africa, in the summer of 2015. She also loves hammocking, two-stepping, running and riding horses.
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” — Albert Einstein