Joshua was born on Sept. 16, 1989, at Mount Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He was later adopted and moved to Florida. Raised in Daytona Beach, Florida, he graduated from Mainland High School in May of 2007. In August of 2007, Joshua moved South Carolina to attend Benedict College, a small HBCU located in Columbia.
Joshua graduated with high honors from Benedict College in May of 2011 and in August, enrolled in Seattle University (SU) to begin work on his Master’s Degree. After graduating from SU with a degree in Higher Education Administration, Joshua relocated to Boston to become a corps member with City Year Boston, an AmeriCorps program.
Joshua left his work with City Year to begin work as a Transitional Employment Specialist with Youth Options Unlimited (Y.O.U.) Boston. His love for communities and their residents continued through a position as a Community Organizer with The Union of Minority Neighborhoods. At The Union of Minority Neighborhoods, Joshua worked specifically with community partners and residents of the Bromley Heath Public Housing Development to ensure that resources were properly delivered to the people of the community.
I am extremely humbled and excited to serve in this capacity. I will continue to listen to the needs of the neighborhood and advocate for the neighborhood under the leadership of Mayor Walsh.
After working as a community organizer, Joshua served as Legislative Aide/District Liaison in the office of State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez, Chairman of Heath Care Financing. Now he continues on the journey of public service as the Roxbury Liaison for the Mayor of Boston out of the Office of Neighborhood Services.