Councillor Johanson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto. She spent her first five years after university as the Program Coordinator for an educational television station in Toronto. She retrained in the field of Information Technology and has been in this field for over 30 years, most recently as an Analyst and Project Manager.
The Councillor spent most of her working years in Silicon Valley. She has close to 10 years’ work experience in municipal governments (City and County of San Francisco and the County of Santa Clara). Councillor Johanson is now retired and has lived in White Rock for nine years.
Councillor Johanson has volunteered in Information and Referral for Sources Community Services here in White Rock and was the Area 50 (White Rock/South Surrey) Director of Toastmasters International.