Louisa Johnson is a lecturer at Stony Brook University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts and Philosophy from Stony Brook University, where was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her master's degree from NYU Tisch in Acting. She worked as a professional actor in New York appearing both on stage and screen, but she always felt that theater ought to serve a broader purpose. She co-created and ran a confidence building writing and acting workshop at Girls’ Education and Mentoring Services (GEMS) in Harlem, and worked at Hunts Point Alliance for Children, where she taught writing, acting and Shakespeare after-school programs to underprivileged children and teenagers. Louisa now works with the Alda Center's improv team to develop curriculum, and also teaches improv courses to scientists at Stony Brook University and leads workshops for scientists all over the country.