Anastasia Dextrene S. Johnson is a multiplatform editor on the copy desk and a member of the 2022-23 Los Angeles Times Fellowship class. Born in Toronto and raised in Montreal, Johnson holds an honors bachelor of arts degree from the University of Toronto, a master of fine arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a master of science degree in journalism from Columbia University. Johnson’s early work in journalism earned her a position as a newsletter editor at the Senate of Canada and, later, as a copy editor and staff writer at the Washington Square News. She most recently completed The Times’ 2021 internship program through the Dow Jones News Fund as a multiplatform editor, where her career as a Billboard-featured singer-songwriter-actor made her a proud contributor to the entertainment and features copy desk. When away from work, she can be found enjoying sunny Los Angeles or traveling the world.