Rachel L. Johnson began her career as an aerospace engineer at the Office of Naval Intelligence. While there, she focused on high speed aerodynamics, airbreathing propulsion, and modeling and simulation of threat missile systems to support the U.S. Navy planning and acquisition communities. Six years later, she acknowledged her latent passion and decided to pursue a career in teaching. Ms. Johnson holds a B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and recently completed an M.A.T. in Mathematics Education from Tufts University. She is licensed in the state of MA to teach Mathematics 5-12 and Physics 8-12, and has taught at Malden High School (practicum), Medford High School, and JHU/CTY summer programs.
In her spare time, Ms. Johnson enjoys the great outdoors, traveling, ballroom/swing dancing, cooking, baking, cake decorating, and eating the results of the previous three. She is also a 2005 alum of Mass Academy, and willingly touts the wonderful influence this school had on her life.