Toni Johnson Toni Johnson is vice president of knowledge and influence for the Heron Foundation.

Toni is a former deputy editor and staff writer for the web site of the Council on Foreign Relations, where she spent nearly six years focusing on energy, environment, religion, and global health. She also spent four years as a reporter for Congressional Quarterly where she covered a range of legislation. Prior to that, she worked at Washington’s Federal Paper where she covered the Education Department and small federal agencies. Toni’s work has appeared in numerous major publications including, the New York Times, the Washington Post,, Global Post, the Huffington Post, Business Insider, and Oil and Gas Magazine. She has covered events ranging from fights over Kyoto compliance, food and energy price surges, and HIV in Africa to Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, the Deep-water Horizon oil spill and the Fukushima crisis. She was awarded journalism fellowships with the International Reporting Project in 2009 and the East-West Center in 2010. Toni received her bachelor’s degree from Bard College at Simons Rock and her masters in international journalism from American University.

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