Ceena Idicula Johnson

Attorney, Quinlivan & Hughes

Identity Crisis: Finding Yourself in a World that Labels You

Speaker Bio:

Ceena Idicula Johnson Ceena is a first-generation American. Born in India, her family immigrated to the United States when she was young with one goal in mind: for her and her siblings to reach their full potential. Raised in New York, she was taught at a young age to dream big and seize every opportunity. Her love of learning led her to earn a bachelor’s degree in English with minors in Government and Politics, Africana Studies, and Philosophy from St. John’s University (New York), and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Having traveled to almost 20 countries, Ceena is a thrill-seeker who loves different cultures and customs. Her experiences have instilled in her the constant reminder that every individual is unique, valuable, and worthy of love. Her travels have also motivated her heart for justice, and she has funneled that energy into her career as an attorney as well as through her volunteering and service with human rights organizations domestically and abroad.

Ceena is a dream nourisher with a passion for potential. For her whole life, she has had dreams that her family, friends, and others encouraged and supported. She pursued what once felt impossible because she was always challenged to do so. As a result, she strives to be a cheerleader, an encourager, a supporter, a friend, and a protector for others. She has vowed to be someone who nourishes the dreams of the oppressed, the discouraged, and the helpless – dreams that are barely speckles of light at the end of thetunnel, dreams that loom over every waking moment of every day, and dreams that are oozing with passion and potential and possibility. Someone did it for her, and so she wants to do it for someone else.

She is happily married to her best friend, loves being an attorney at Quinlivan & Hughes, and spends her evenings chasing after her fluffy rescue dog. She loves travel, extremely spicy food, big cups of coffee, and laughing until she cries.

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