Johany was born in Michoacan, Mexico and lived in Bakersfield, California since she was 11 years old. Living in the Central Valley, she saw all the injustices that happen and the lack of resources available to undocumented immigrants who work mainly in the fields of the valley. Johany graduated from University of California, Merced with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. She wants to empower and support the undocumented community in any way that she can.
On her free time, she enjoys reading and hiking.