Raegan Johnson is a Saint Louis, Missouri native. She graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University with a B.A. in communications and a certificate in African American Studies. She has an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in public policy and sociology at Saint Louis University.
Raegan has worked in the fields of magazine and newspaper journalism, public relations and both corporate and non-profit communications. She is currently the Environmental Safety & Health (ESH) Communications Lead at Monsanto Company. In this role, she leads global ESH communications’ content strategy, production, execution, project management and analytics for all media that creates or enables stakeholder interactions/impressions.
Raegan has received awards for writing and communications, including Hermes Creative Awards and IABC Silver Quill Awards. In 2010, she was recognized as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30. In 2012, she was recognized as a St. Louis American Foundation Young Leader and inducted into the Regional Business Council’s (RBC) Leadership 100.
Raegan enjoys volunteering. She has served as the Monsanto Young Professionals Network Community Engagement and Outreach Lead, and the Africans and African Americans in Monsanto (AAIM) Community Connections Committee Co-Lead.
In 2010, she helped create and launch the INSPIRE Fashion Show. To date, the event has generated nearly $400,000 for the United Way of Greater St. Louis and engaged thousands of individuals in volunteerism.
Raegan is currently working on her dissertation, which is focused on “how communities recover from trauma.” She is using the aftermath of unrest in Ferguson and Dellwood as her case study.