Patricia Johnson was born in Winter Park, at her family home at the time on Lyman Street. She attended what was then Webster Elementary and Jones High School. She received her BA in psychology, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and her MA in clinical psychology from Fisk University. She enjoyed two careers, first as a district-wide School Psychologist and later as a Systems Engineer with IBM, before retiring and moving back to Florida. Patricia is on the Board of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, volunteers as a member of the Friends of the OPO, and is on the Board of Music Kitchen, Food for the Soul, NYC. She has been a member of the University Club since 2017.