Dave Johnson was born and raised in
Ellicott City, Md. He received a Bachelor of Science
degree in mechanical engineering with a focus on
aeronautics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in
Troy, N.Y. He currently works for NASA's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory as a rocket scientist. He has previously
worked as a structural test engineer and a meat science
Johnson's hobbies include body womping (defined as body
surfing waves in Orange County, Calif.), rock climbing
and drinking beer. He describes himself as spontaneous,
logical and omnipresent. If he could be any super hero,
he would like to be James Bond. He is a member of the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and Cal Tech Athletic
Facilities. His favorite sports are soccer, pole vault,
and frolf (frisbee golf). Last summer, he pedaled across
the United States with three friends for two months and
only took three showers. He wants the $1 million and
he's going to buy a new car and start his own beef jerky
company when he gets it.
Johnson is currently single and resides in Pasadena,
Calif. His birth date is January 16, 1979.
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