|High School:||St. Ignatius|
Derek attended St. Ignatius College Prep where he was captain in his senior year. During his time at SI, his crews won three state titles, two national titles and the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta. He was also bow seat of the World Champion 2005 U.S. Junior National 8+. Derek is currently a junior Economics major in Jonathan Edwards College and goes by the nickname '3 Machine' for his basketball prowess. Derek's father, Brian Johnson, rowed on the Harvard crew team.