She has been in the contracting profession since 2009 and was most recently the government contracts lead for a Silicon Valley tech startup.
At Raytheon, she served as senior contracts negotiator and manager. Prior to that, she had a similar position at GDIT specializing in regions in and outside the continental United States.
She also worked for companies outside the defense sector, including PricewaterhouseCoopers as public sector contracts senior associate.
Johnson has a master of business administration degree in organizational management at the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business.