Meet the Class of 2022

Kayla Johnson

Hometown: West Orange, NJ
Major: Health and Societies with a  concentration in Public Health
Minor: Anthropology

Activities & Honors:

  • 3-year Director – SPEC Concerts
  • Co-Chair – UMOJA
  • Community Health Fellow/Vaccine Clinic Volunteer – Sayre Health Center
  • Intern – CHOP Policy Lab
  • Big Sister – Big Brother Big Sister
  • Tutor- Meredith Elementary School
  • Penn Red & Blue Call Center
  • Teaching Advisor – Wharton Global Young Leaders Academy
  • Residential Advisor

Hobbies:  Painting, Cooking, Watching Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Books: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Favorite Movies: Inception, Frozen, Seven Pounds
Favorite Food: I love all foods!
Favorite Quote: 
Excuses are tools of the incompetent used to build monuments of nothingness and bridges to nowhere. Those who use these tools are seldom anything but nothing at all.” ~ Frank Ocean

Plans After Penn: I am submatriculating into the Masters of Public Health program at Penn  while doing public health work.  Ideally I would love to work in public health policy.