Josh is a first-generation Korean-American born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. Throughout his time in Philadelphia, Josh sought to amplify the voices of his local community by supporting outreach and education efforts in the area. A graduate of Temple University, Josh studied HIstory and Political Science while working as an educator at several nonprofits that aimed to support majority immigrant communities. During this time, he interned with Congressman Jimmy Gomez of California as well as the City Commissioner’s Office of Philadelphia while also becoming a 2021 PPIA Junior Summer Institute Fellow. Josh recently completed a service year with City Year Philadelphia where he supported public school students in language arts as well as social and emotional learning. During his time at NYU Wagner, Josh seeks to expand on his previous career ventures to support immigrant communities through policy and direct community involvement.