A 2013 graduate of Exeter High School in Exeter, NH, Johansson lettered three years in field hockey and lacrosse. Johansson helped lead her lacrosse team to the NH State Semi Finals three years in a row. She was coached by PSU lacrosse alumna Courtney (O’Sullivan) Preneta.
Jennifer Elise Johansson is the daughter of Michelle Aiken and the late Lars Johansson. Her father Lars played Division I hockey for the University of New Hampshire then went on to play semi-professionally in Sweden. Johansson has one brother (Cameron) and three sisters (Madison, Kirsten and Caroline).