My professional career has included work on grassroots sustainability issues for environmental nonprofits such as the Sierra Nevada Alliance, ISAR, and the Center for Safe Energy along with environmental consulting with the Eurasia Environmental Associates LLC and other groups. In addition, I served as an environmental education Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan. My previous degrees include a Master in Public Administration in Earth Systems Science, Policy and Management from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.
My name is Shannae Johnson, a junior that major’s in Urban Studies and minor’s in Environmental Studies. Queens College has been my only home in the pursuit of my first bachelor’s degree since I moved to the United States in 2016. The faculty members here have been very personable and accessible, making my adjustment period fairly easy. Also, it has been very thrilling encountering other Urban Studies students who are devoted and especially helpful towards me. Through this, I am able to pursue my passion for development and growth of our cities and the communities within them. My goal specifically is to use my degree to make New York City more livable and sustainable for all.