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Sarah K. Johnson

Lead Wellness Instructor

Sarah started teaching at MIT as Wellness intern in 2016 and returned to MIT full-time in Fall 2019 as Lead Wellness Instructor. Sarah is responsible for teaching and developing curricula for all of the Wellness Courses including: Meditation, Resiliency, Nutrition, Nutrition II, Stress Management, Financial Health, Healthy Relationships, and all of the asynchronous courses. Sarah also oversees the wellness microlessons, and teaches beginner swim, weight training, and intro to bootcamp for athletes. Sarah co-chairs the MIT Health Promotion Working Group and collaborates with campus stakeholders to promote student wellbeing. Sarah has an M.S. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the University at Albany. She received her Bachelors of Science (BS) in Biology from SUNY Cortland, is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and an American College of Sports Medicine Group Exercise Instructor. Since moving to Boston in 2015, Sarah has studied and worked with health promotion and nutrition research, including assisting with and coordinating studies at Tufts University and delivering guest lectures and workshops at conferences and other universities. In her free time, Sarah loves taking improv comedy classes, singing, and advocating for rescue pups.

Fun Facts

Funny pet story

My dog would start a conga line when she heard Gloria Estefan

Favorite adventure

Eating live termites from a tree in Belize

Advice from future self

Don’t be afraid to be yourself

Spirit Animal

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

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