Student Representative Amy Johnson was appointed to the University of Missouri Board of Curators by Gov. Jay Nixon Jan. 4, 2012, for a term ending Jan. 1, 2014.
Johnson is a junior Trustees Scholar at the University of Missouri-Kansas City majoring in pre-medical biology. She serves on the Board of Governors and Constitution Committee for the UMKC Student Government Association and reviews submissions for publication for "Lucerna," the UMKC Honors Program's undergraduate research journal. She currently serves on the National Youth Strategies Committee for the American Diabetes Association.
Previously, she worked as the National Youth Advocate for the American Diabetes Association. As the National Youth Advocate, Amy spent a year traveling around the country encouraging youth people and adults to get involved in the fight against diabetes. She meets with elected officials to encourage them to increase funding for diabetes research and prevention and to ensure access to quality and affordable health care without discrimination. This work helped fuel a passion for advocacy work and led Amy to seek opportunities to represent others- namely, as the Student Representative to the Board of Curators.
"My job is to represent the student voice from all four UM campuses and ensure that decisions considered by the Board of Curators reflect this perspective. My goal is to increase the amount of information flowing from the Board of Curators back to the students. Students need to know what is going on even when our meetings are not held on their respective campus."