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Dr. Amber Johnson

Dr. Amber Johnson

Dr. Amber Johnson

Dr. Amber Johnson was the first Black woman to earn a PhD in computer science from Purdue University.

Listen to Johnson discuss her time at Purdue when she was featured on the This is Purdue Podcast, the official podcast of Purdue Univeristy.

"There’s a certain pride with having gone to Purdue which has the most beautiful campus in the world. So many great people, the prestige of the education, the exposure, and the network."

Johnson was the fourth Black PhD recipient in the program's history. Purdue ranks #1 for computer science doctorate degrees conferred to black and african american students amongst all R1 and top tier research universities.

Johnson is the founder of the an apparel brand, The Kidult Life.

 

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