Saturday, January 12, 2019

My ancestry

I found out I am:
79% Whales & Northern Western European
16% Irish & Scottish
3% Norwegian
2% Swedish



I thought my mom was 75% English and 25% Scottish-Irish, but her results show she is also Norwegian, Swedish, and French. I knew from my dad's side that I was Swedish and French, but I didn't know that either side was Norwegian!

What I thought I was before DNA testing:
69% English
10% Irish
7% Scottish 
7% The Netherlands
6% Swedish
1% French

I love thinking about my ancestors. For me, it makes history come alive!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ballet class

Good and bad ballet posture!


Photography by Olga, Ballet Instructor

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Palestine/Israel presentation at First United Methodist Church

Palestine/Israel presentation and discussion at First United Methodist Church adult Sunday school forum class in Midland, MI.
January 6, 2019.




Photography by René Johnson.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

MFSC Holiday Spectacular 2018!

Midland Figure Skating Club presented the "2018 Holiday Spectacular on Ice" at 3:30p.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2018, in Midland, Michigan. I was a Who from Whoville, skating to the group number "Welcome Christmas," from The Grinch Movie, with other skaters in Midland's Learn To Skate USA. Video by Katheryn K.

Photo by Katheryn K.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Skate Midland, 11/3/18

Competing at Skate Midland
Emma Johnson won Gold for Adult 1 Compulsory Moves at Skate Midland at the Midland Civic Arena on Saturday, November 3, 2018.


https://youtu.be/U4-f2cGNjX0
Video by Melanie B.
Photos by Tami H.-A., Katrina W., and Melanie B.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Website copy


Website links:

Emma Johnson Résumé

DEGREES
Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

EDUCATION

Delta College, 2012-2015
Subjects studied: French, math, piano, biology, physics, inorganic & organic chemistry
• Delta College Honors Program

University of Minnesota, B.A. in English (emphasis in poetry), 2006-2008
Subjects studied: English, writing, German, film studies
• Fluent in German, as per Language Proficiency Exam, 1/16/09
• Writer/Researcher, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, 2007
• Copy Desk Editor, The Minnesota Daily, 2006-07
• Radio K Volunteer, 2006-07

Rutgers University, National Student Exchange, 2007-08
Subjects studied: English, German, web authoring, interactive design
• Tutor, Plangere Writing Center, 2007

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
B.F.A. in painting and photography, 2000-2005 
Subjects studied: Fine art, media arts, graphic design, art history
• Learning Center Tutor, 2003-05
• Radio MCAD Volunteer, 2003-05

Macalester College
Macalester Exchange Program (MCAD sister school), 2003
Subjects studied: Philosophy

Parsons Paris School of Art and Design
Study Abroad, Fall 2002
Subjects studied: Fine art, French

Michigan Technological University
MiCUP/MI-LSAMP, 2015
Post-secondary option, 1999-2000
Subjects studied: Statistics; art, writing, psychology, economics

SCHOLARSHIPS
Grow with Google Developer Scholarship, 2018
Grow with Google Challenge Scholarship, 2018
Scott Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, 2017
Coca-Cola Scholarship, 2015-16
Zonta Club of Midland Scholarship, 2014-15 
Arthur J. and Bette L. Fisher Scholarship, 2014-15
M. Seth Babcock Scholarship, 2013-14 
• Cari-DeWall Obst Uptown Association Scholarship, 2002-04

WRITING
Writer (freelance),  SOLV Marketing Agency, Midland, MI, 2018-Present 
•    Write blogs.

 Writer (freelance),  SOLŪTIŌ Web Marketing & Design, Midland, MI, 2017-Present 
•    Write blogs and web copy. [137 projects]

Writer (freelance), Midland Daily News (Hearst Corporation), Midland, MI, 2009—Present
•    Write stories and features for print and web publication on arts and entertainment, lifestyle, culture, politics and local events. Recently started writing book reviews and a column about my extended trip to Shanghai, with corresponding photography. Currently working on Palestine/Israel op-ed column. Print circulation 16,500+ daily and 18,000+ Sunday. [231 articles, including 85 front page]

Writer (Freelance), Great Lakes Bay Regional Lifestyle Magazine, Bay City, MI, 2010-Present
•     Wrote a profile piece for the March 2011 education issue. Wrote five scene descriptions for the November 2011 issue in the magazine’s “People Pics” section. Upcoming advertorials.

Center Educator, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art / Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI, 02/2009-Present
•    Research background information on science and art exhibitions. Design and lead tours for ages preschool through adult. Collaborated with colleague to create guide for “Art of the Brick” exhibit. Created 20-page talking points guide for “Out of this World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television” exhibit. Other exhibits included: Rodin, Herman Miller, Mid-Century Modern, and Leonardo da Vinci. Facilitator for Spark!Lab Smithsonian.
 
WRIT Center Consultant, WRIT Center (Writing, Reading, and Information Technology), Delta College, 2013-15
•    Worked one-on-one with students to improve their writing and computer skills; provided online feedback to student papers; presented information about the WRIT Center in English classrooms at Delta.

Graphic Designer & Staff Writer, The Delta Collegiate, 2012-13
•    Honorable Mention, Column, Serious, Michigan Community College Press Association, “Investing in universal pre-school is a step in the right direction,” 2013 

  Proofer/Editor/Writer (freelance), ClearRiver Advertising & Marketing, Midland, MI, 2/10—8/10
•    Proofread and edited material for print and web; wrote profile cards, flyers, newspaper ads, press releases, brochures and testimonials for posters, flyers and websites. Clients included: Gerber/Nestlé, Gratiot Medical Center and MidMichigan Health* (which serves a population of 700,000). [162 projects.] *Currently University of Michigan Health System