Dr. Sandra K. Johnson to Speak on Campus August 31

Release Date: August 24 2018

Trailblazing African-American woman Dr. Sandra K. Johnson, CEO of SKJ Visioneering LLC, will visit the University of Florida to speak on “Her Journey as a Hidden Figure” at 10 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 in the Reitz Union Chamber Room on the UF campus.

The first African-American woman to earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering (with a focus on Computer Engineering) in the United States, Dr. Johnson has led a diverse and dynamic career as a global technology leader, entrepreneur, inventor, blockchain ambassador, and author, to list but a few of her many accomplishments.

Hosted by the Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives in the UF Graduate School, her hour-long talk will provide insights about the open doors, obstacles, and self-direction she experienced on her journey to professional development and current success.

Her story is inspirational and engaging testimony to the power of purpose-driven focus, confidence, competence, and ordered steps in overcoming odds and achieving one’s personal best.

Johnson says, “I have a passion for encouraging and inspiring people to live life to its fullest. It warms my heart to see people discover who they really are… and to live the life they were born to live. I challenge individuals to seek their purpose and destiny, to move towards its realization, and to let it be their life’s work.”

Admission to this special event is free. 

Students can RSVP to serve a seat by:

  1. Clicking on this link: GIMS (Graduate Information Management System).
  2. Logging in with your GatorLink ID and password.
  3. Clicking the “Workshops” tab on the top of the webpage that appears.
  4. Under “Register,” clicking the box for this event and then clicking “Submit.

To learn more about Dr. Johnson, click on this link to her website: www.sandrakjohnson.com.

Email any questions to Dr. Tyisha Hathorn, Director of the Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives at the UF Graduate School, at thathorn@ufl.edu.