Emily McKay Johnson

Associate Program Manager, Campaign Engagement

Area of expertise: Communications; Digital advocacy; Social media management; Event planning; Memes

You should get to know her because:  

  • Prior to joining Equal Rights Advocates, Emily was the Engagement Coordinator for the newly-formed Fresno EOC LGBTQ+ Resource Center, where she helped build a thriving and impactful program that continues its success today. 
  • She organized the first Illuminate Our Pride– a collaborative event that intentionally shines light on the diverse voices and objectives of the Central Valley’s BIPOC LGBTQIA+ change makers. For its second year in 2021, IOP transformed into Emily’s vision of a wildly successful block party in Downtown Fresno. 
  • Emily has worked on various political campaigns as a ghostwriter, social media manager, and general communications coordinator. She has a hefty background working with the public and enjoys making new connections. 
  • She is currently working on her Master’s in Public Policy at Mills College.

Alumna of:  

  • Emily received her Bachelor of Arts from Fresno State in Media Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations, as well as a Minor in Political Science with a focus on Political Theory. 
  • Additionally, she holds an Associate of Arts degree in English from Fresno City College. 

Outside Work:  

  • Emily’s activities vary by the day, month, and season – you can find her reading a book (or three), cooking with her beloved kitchen gear, playing on the coveted Playstation 5, or heavily dissecting films and TV shows. 
  • She enjoys boops from dogs and spending time outdoors. 
  • Emily enjoys exploring the Bay Area with her teenage son and only plans to leave California in case of emergency. 
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