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Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship Shontavia Johnson attends White House tea hosted by First Lady Jill Biden


First Lady Jill Biden recently hosted a tea with African American women faith leaders, community leaders and advocates from the Southeast, including Clemson Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and alumna Shontavia Johnson, to celebrate the holiday season.

It was an honor to be invited to the White House with a group of bipartisan leaders from across the Southeast,” said Johnson. “I deeply appreciated the opportunity to serve as a voice from South Carolina and look forward to continued dialogue.”

In her current role, she serves as a connecter between students, corporate partners, businesses and other universities to help students create personal brands and launch successful businesses.

Johnson has twice been named one of the Top 40 Young Lawyers in the United States by the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association, and she was named one of the Inspiring Women in STEM by INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine. Her long list of awards include being a Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate, the 42 Under 40 Alumni Award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics.