Shi Johnson-Bey

Computational Media Ph.D. Student @ UC Santa Cruz

My name is Shi Johnson-Bey (pronounced like "shy"). I research multi-a/gent simulations for emergent storytelling as a Ph.D. student in the Expressive Intelligence Studio at the University of California - Santa Cruz. I have an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and two B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Neuroscience from the University of Delaware. I am the co-founder of, The Blacklist DMV, a social media following focused on spotlighting Black-owned food businesses in Washington D.C, Maryland, and Virginia. I am currently the sole web developer and designer for our online food business directory,


Recently, I have spent most of my time switching between Angular web development and Python simulation development. You can view all my active and past projects on the Projects page of my website. I try to give a decent description of each project along with links for people interested in the code and any playable demos!

Graphic Design

Something new to my portfolio is samples of my graphic/web design work. Aside from coding, I enjoy creating logos and stickers because I think that they make people feel special and like they are a part of something. Some of my work is available on RedBubble, but most of the pieces are not actively for sale.