Shindy Johnson

Research Fellow, Adjunct Faculty

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Shindy Johnson is an educator and new media technology enthusiast who earned a degree in Chemistry and Physics at the University of Guyana, South America. After migrating to the USA and teaching at a large urban high school Shindy earned a masters degree in Science Education at New York University Steinhardt School of Education. Her interest in emerging digital technologies led to her completing another masters degree in professional studies at New York University -Tisch-ITP program. 

Shindy has taught locally and internationally from the elementary to post secondary levels and worked in various careers from the banking sector to Wall Street. Shindy’s passion for children and youth and her journey as an active parent has led to several large-scale volunteer projects including leading the Parents Association at New York City’s famed LaGuardia Performing Arts High School. Shindy has also led youth development projects at her high school alma mater  - Queen’s College - in Georgetown, Guyana. From 2020 -2022 Shindy led Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging efforts at Greenwood Music Camp - the world's oldest continuously running residential chamber music camp.

Shindy is the Co Founder (along with John Henry Thompson) of the COVID-19 Impact Project - a social justice and social resilience project at New York University’s ITP program. She is a postdoctoral research fellow and adjunct faculty at ITP and also serves on the faculty committee of ITP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative - The Equitable Working Group.