Dr. Johnson runs the Center for Creative Futures at Maremel, where she is launching executive and community programs on the futures of creative work. She has taught Music Industry courses at UCLA Alpert for more than 10 years, and she continues to produce and host the UCLA podcast "Innovating Music." Gigi was the Founding Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Music Innovation for five years. She also had taught graduate and executive programs on digital disruption at UCLA Anderson, and ran three programs there. Her corporate background includes ten years of financing media acquisitions at Bank of America. She received her doctorate from Fielding Graduate University, her MBA from UCLA Anderson, and her bachelors degree from USC Cinematic Arts in TV production.