Josh has a background in public speaking, debate, and public policy research. He holds a Masters Degree in International Relations and is a former National College Debate Champion (1990). Formerly incarcerated, Josh currently works as a full-time policy analyst at Safe & Just Michigan and as a social media and messaging consultant. Additionally, he is the host and creator of the Decarceration Nation podcast.
His true loves in life are punk, post-punk, hip-hop music, University of Michigan basketball, Dallas Mavericks basketball, and politics. He spends a lot of time studying history, has a peculiar obsession with John Brown, and believes deeply in the notion that freedom should never be sacrificed cheaply.