Britney Johnson

Viral Communications
  • Research Assistant

Britney Johnson is a graduate research assistant in the Viral Communications group headed by Andrew Lippman. Her interests lie at the intersection of culture, technology, social impact, and civic engagement. She's also passionate about inclusion and representation within various fields, especially technology. 

Prior to joining the MIT Media Lab, Britney gained research experience while in roles at Duke University, NASA, the MITRE Corporation, and the University of Oxford. She received her master's degree in computer science from Georgia Tech as a GEM Fellow, and her bachelor's degree in computer science (minor in leadership studies) from Hampton University. If you'd like to learn more about Britney and her work, you may do so here.

"It always seems impossible until it's done." — Nelson Mandela 


Britney Johnson is a graduate research assistant in the Viral Communications group headed by Andrew Lippman. Her interests lie at the intersection of culture, technology, social impact, and civic engagement. She's also passionate about inclusion and representation within various fields, especially technology. 

Prior to joining the MIT Media Lab, Britney gained research experience while in roles at Duke University, NASA, the MITRE Corporation, and the University of Oxford. She received her master's degree in computer science from Georgia Tech as a GEM Fellow, and her bachelor's degree in computer science (minor in leadership studies) from Hampton University. If you'd like to learn more about Britney and her work, you may do so here.

"It always seems impossible until it's done." — Nelson Mandela