Althea Johnson


Your name: Althea Johnson

Your home town: South Florida

Your major(s): American Studies with a Predictive Health minor

Are you fluent in any language(s) other than English? No 

What are your career plans? I plan on going to medical school and becoming a pediatrician.

What is your favorite book or author and why? Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson because it humanizes "criminals" and gives an insightful look into the criminal justice system.

What is your favorite word?

Describe a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer:  During my first semester at Oxford, my history professor told me to write freely and creatively first and then critique and aim for perfection. As I wrote I would critique and aim for perfection which usually significantly stalled the writing process. When I took her advice to heart it was so much easier to write and develop my ideas.