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As part of his Master’s work at the Stevenson Center, Joseph spent two years working with the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging. He planned and managed a statewide assessment of communities’ readiness for their aging populations (The Maturing of Illinois). As graduation approached, Joseph explained, “The integration of community development, public administration, and project management has developed my knowledge and interest in becoming a full-time program manager and administering grants with project teams and stakeholders.”
Joseph served with Peace Corps as a Rural Health Promotion Specialist in Los Palos, East Timor, until 2006. After the Peace Corps, Joseph returned to his home town in Ponce, Puerto Rico, to work for the Sor Isolina Ferre Foundation as an AmeriCorps VISTA Community Advocate and Tutoring Coordinator. Joseph received his B.A. in 2005 from John Carroll University of Ohio with a degree in Political Science.
Upon graduation in August 2009, Joseph accepted a position as the AmeriCorps Education Awards Program Coordinator for the Catholic Volunteer Network in Washington, DC. He now works as a Contract Specialist with the Peace Corps.