Johnsen Del Rosario joins Youth Leadership Institute as the Program Coordinator for The kNOw Youth Media, a program dedicated to giving young people the tools they need to tell their stories and the stories of their communities.
Johnsen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in print journalism from Fresno State. He was a 2017 Rise Up: Be Heard Journalism Fellow with Fusion Media Group, and with that fellowship, Johnsen was able to report on health and justice issues in his community on a more national level. His work was published on The Root and Splinter (formerly known as Fusion), and one of his pieces was shared by Jorge Ramos.
Johnsen serves as a member of the Fresno Boys and Men of Color and the ABC30 Youth Advisory Council. In his free time, he enjoys watching baseball and learning about new people, places and cultures.