Alencia Johnson is a political strategist, communications specialist and social impact leader based in New York. She has been making a name for herself as a transformative force in progressive politics since becoming the Director of Constituency Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 2015.

Early Life and Education

Johnson was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor's degree from Temple University where she majored in strategic communications a focus on public relations.

After graduation, Johnson started her career as an intern at the Democratic National Committee before moving to Washington D.C. to work for Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.

Career

In 2011, Johnson moved to New York City to work for Vice President Joe Biden's office as Deputy Press Secretary during his re-election campaign. Following the campaign, she worked briefly at Google before joining the Planned Parenthood team.

As Director of Constituency Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Johnson led all external communications campaigns targeting key constituencies such as African Americans, Latinos and young women. She was instrumental in leading the organization's response against political attacks on reproductive rights.

In November 2019, Johnson left Planned Parenthood and started her own consulting firm called Diosa Communications which works with non-profit organizations and campaigns focused on social justice issues.

Activism

Over the years, Johnson has been involved in various activist movements including co-founding The Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) within Planned Parenthood Federation of America which focuses on retaining young professionals while advocating for reproductive health rights especially among underserved communities.

She is also passionate about police brutality advocacy having experienced it firsthand when she was unjustly arrested during Ferguson protests after Michael Brown’s death.

Achievements and Awards

Throughout her career so far, Alencia has received various awards including recognition by Essence magazine as one of "Woke 100 Women" changing media landscape (2019) and "The Root 100: Most Influential African Americans" (2019). She has also been featured on Forbes 30 under 30 list in media.

Personal Life

Alencia Johnson is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on community service and sisterhood among black women.