Johnson Ho is a Brooklyn-based attorney who has always harbored an entrepreneurial streak. A life-long learner and teacher, he brings diverse professional–and life–experience to Admissionary clients, where he serves as living proof that a fulfilling life can have many twists and turns.

After graduating with honors from New York University, he went directly into University of Michigan’s Law School. After again graduating with distinction, Johnson kicked off his legal career as litigation associate at the global financial services conglomerate Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, considered the best in client service. At Reavis, Johnson represented both Fortune 500 companies and also volunteered countless pro bono hours clients that expanded his desire to immerse deeply himself in the community.

In 2014, Johnson put his legal career on hold to open Red Star Sandwich Shop, a fast casual restaurant and catering company focused on Asian-American cuisine, and featured in Eater, Gothamist, Brooklyn Magazine, and the Village Voice. As a small business employer, he is most proud of creating a space for second-gen Americans, artists, actors, musicians, and students. This year, he returned to legal practice–but from an entirely different angle. Now, John focuses his work on refugees and asylum seekers and mentoring NYC high school students.

Johnson is especially excited not just to teach students the fundamentals of writing–which he has truly used in every one of his exciting careers, and he hopes that his fearlessness in pursuing his passions will be passed on to his pupils as well.

Please reach out to Johnson at johnson@theadmissionary.com.