Johnnie Jae is an Otoe-Missouria and Choctaw journalist, speaker, advocate and community builder that loves empowering others to follow their passions and create for healing and positive change in the world.
She is the founder of A Tribe Called Geek, an award-winning media platform for Indigenous Geek Culture and STEM as well as #Indigenerds4Hope, a suicide prevention initiative designed to educate, encourage and empower Native Youth who are or know someone struggling with bullying, mental illness and suicide.
Johnnie is a Founding Board Member of Not Your Mascots and LiveIndigenousOK. She is a member of the Women Warriors Work Collective and served as a co-chair for the 2017 March for Racial Justice. She leads numerous workshops that address Mental Health and Suicide in Indian Country, Native Mascots & Stereotypes, Indigenous Representation & Journalism, Indigenous STEM & Tech, and the Utilization of Social & Digital media for Business and Activism.
Her ability to seamlessly shift from humor and pop culture to advocacy and business has made her a much-sought-after speaker, panelist, and commentator.