Johanna was born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina Upstate with a B.S. in Business Administration and a concentration in Management.  While completing her undergraduate work, Johanna was a standout on the Spartan golf team and had the opportunity to intern with Markslöjd Lighting Group in Dongguan, China.  Prior to enrolling at Johnson she spent two years at Gibbs International as a Project Manager, working mostly with energy production and utility projects in emerging markets, but she also spent some time on various other industries such as real estate.
Johanna is a very active member of the Johnson community serving as Vice President of Special Programs for the Women's Management Council and is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Community Outreach for JPets.  She is also a member of the General Management Association, Johnson Africa Business Society, and an Emerging Markets Institute Fellow.