Congratulations to Josh for being selected as Public Administration and Policy’s March MPA Student of the Month!
Josh is on track to graduate from the MPA program in May. Prior to the MPA program, Josh obtained two degrees at the University of Georgia, a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Studies and a Bachelor’s in Sociology. Born in raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Josh aims to find employment in the Atlanta-area to try and give back to the community he grew up in. His areas of interest include project management/coordination, personnel management, public sector consulting, and policy analysis.
Josh has always had a passion and genuine interest in public sector work. In the summer of 2022, he interned with Partnership for Public Service—a non-profit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to inspire a new generation of civil servants and to transform the way government works. The partnership paired Josh with the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Office of Civil Rights to assist their efforts in their Part 37 Rulemaking Project for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He conducted research on accessibility issues in transit facilities and proposed solutions to improve equitable access for people with disabilities.
Josh currently works as a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Services and Programs where he plans and executes university-wide events, advises student organizations, and advocates for the needs of students who identify as multicultural.
Josh is passionate about being in a field of work where he can empower professionals and experts with adequate resources and funding, advocate for positive change in the world, and dismantle social issues that promote discrimination, inequality, and injustice.
Congratulations, Josh. We look forward to celebrating graduation with you this May before you move on and do wonderful things!