Sophia Kathryn Johnson
BiographyBorn in Pasadena, California and raised in Austin, Texas. I graduated summa cum laude with my bachelor in science in chemistry in 2012 from the University of Texas at Austin.
Before enrolling at EPFL in 2021, I worked in a variety of fields:
- Curriculum development in introductory chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin
- Information architecture and taxonomy development at Indeed.com
- Scientific entrepreneurship program direction for undergraduate researchers at the University of Texas at Austin
In each of these experiences, I learned that I am interested in understanding how systems work, solving problems without easy solutions, mentoring younger scientists, and working with teams of people from diverse backgrounds. However, I missed being in the center of solving scientific challenges myself. In 2020, while continuing to direct a growing science entrepreneurship program I audited biology courses at the University of Texas and volunteered to research (computational chemistry) with the University of Tennessee.
Now in LCBC at EPFL, I blend my interests to research in computational biochemistry, TA bachelor and masters students, and collaborate with an international team.
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
Summa cum laude graduate
University of Texas at Austin
August 2008 - May 2012