I was drawn to be a part of a community that would allow me to learn more about the intricacies of the global health field and understand how architecture can intervene as an agent of change.
As a native of Phoenix, Arizona, Josh attended architecture school at Arizona State University. While attending school, he was awarded an independent travel grant allowing him to conduct research in Chile on the social housing innovations of Alejandro Aravena. He had the opportunity to speak with residents about the design of their space, and how it had impacted their quality of life. Upon returning, Josh has been excited to bring the enthusiasm of human centered design into his education. He has since led a community action team to design and build a space for the local refugee community, and conducted his thesis on the preservation of Native American storytelling through the architecture of their housing program.