Josiah Johnston

Graduate Student Researcher

Bio and Research Interests

Josiah is a MS/PhD research student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. His broad interest is promoting peaceful communities through sustainable development and appropriate technologies.
Josiah grew up outside of St.Paul, a small town in Northwest Arkansas. After college he spent six months digging ditches, working with a master stone mason, touring the mid-south on a 1976 Honda CB 540, and waiting for employment paperwork for a research position in the National Institute on Aging. He spent the next four and a half years in Baltimore working in the Image Informatics and Computational Biology Unit, developing portions of the Open Microscopy Environment (an Open Source image database and analysis system for scientific and medical applications), and developing pattern recognition tools for muscle aging studies.
In his off-time Josiah advocated for peace and social justice in respect to international debt and trade agreements, as well as serving on the board of the Greenmount West Community Development Corporation. For fun, he enjoys brainstorming, hiking, biking, reading, playing, conversing, building furniture, making art, and collecting stories.

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B.S. in Computer Science & math minor from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (2002)
M.S. in Energy & Resources from the University of California, Berkeley (2009)


Past Experience