In Jamaica, my entire career was in Education. I was a Social Studies teacher/professor at the secondary and tertiary levels then, a curriculum consultant, and author of textbooks. My sojourn in the US has continued my path in the Education field but this time in Student Affairs. Education found me while I was looking elsewhere for a career. I had no idea that my degrees in International Relations and Public Administration would take me on this exciting journey. Looking back over the life of my career, I am very satisfied with my choices and feel very blessed to have had the opportunities that came my way. Being a first generation student, I am keenly aware of the importance of education and I am passionate about helping students grow into their potential. When I am not helping students, I'm enjoying my four adorable grandchildren.
I am a Decorah native who spent a long time away (living in New Mexico, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Twin Cities), and I’m happy to be back in the area and a part of the Luther community. With a background in landscape design, horticulture, and environmental studies, I’ve had an extremely varied set of work experiences as well as personal travel opportunities. I am excited to be a part of the vibrant CIES community, and learn more about the many countries and cultures represented at Luther. I live in Freeport with my husband and two young children.
Hi! I'm Josh and I use they/them and he/him pronouns. I was born in Chicago and raised in Chesterton, Indiana and I have recently found my way back to the Midwest after obtaining my master's degree at Syracuse University in Communication and Rhetorical Studies. As a first-generation and transgender college student, I faced a variety of obstacles which made me really passionate about learning from, listening to, and advocating for other groups who have been marginalized domestically and globally. In my free time, I love to be out in nature and to listen to podcasts and music. I'm really excited to meet you and encourage you to stop by my office and say hi!