Employee Spotlight

TaQuinda Johnson

TaQuinda Johnson

Title

Social Media Strategist

Years at EMU

One year

Why You Like Working Here

I’m an alum so it’s very cool to be able to come back and work at the place that trained me to do what I’m called to do. Eastern was home for me for pretty much five years of my life so being able to be on the other side of things is a good feeling.

Favorite EMU Moment

Homecoming 2017. It was my first homecoming as a staff member and I have to say it was once of my best experiences ever. I loved being able to combine my love for communications in social media and celebrating EMU homecoming as an alum. 

Inspiration

My drive comes from my family and friends. They keep me going. Especially my family because I have many nieces and nephews. My oldest brother has 10 kids and my youngest brother has 3. I want my nieces and nephews to look at my life and aspire to be better than me.

Surprising Fact

I was a premature baby. I weighed a pound and 11 and a half ounces when I was born. I was Texas’ first miracle child and I have the newspaper clippings to prove it.

Superpower

The first thing that comes to mind would be flying because I have friends and family everywhere. I’d like to just get up and go visit them. I think that would be cool.

Next Goal

I’d like to finish grad school and graduate from the IMC Program. I work here fulltime, go to school and own my own business. It is a handful but I love it.


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