Solving The World’s Toughest Challenges With Maps

Philadelphia, PA
39.952583900000, -75.165221500000
Journal Entry:

My name is Clinton Johnson, and I use he, him and his pronouns. I work at Esri, where we help organizations use maps to solve some of the world's toughest challenges. I lead the Racial Equity Unified Team, helping organizations use maps to increase racial justice in all aspects of life. We help organizations increase racial justice in healthcare, education, climate, environment, economic development and so much more!

I grew up on the East Coast of the United States in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where life was not always easy. Growing up, I often tried to build things out of stuff around the house to make circumstances easier or more fun. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to create solutions to help people in need. I continued to pursue that interest in my career, from working in tech for the City of Philadelphia to Esri, where we use maps to increase equity & social justice.

Important vocabulary to know:

Racial equity - Giving people the resources they need, understanding that racism creates different barriers for people based on their race, ethnicity, where they come from, their religion or language.