Josephine is pursuing a joint master’s degree in public administration and international relations at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She graduated magna cum laude from Sewanee University in 2015 with a bachelor of arts in political science, with concentrations in law and justice, conflict and peace, and political action.
Josephine's professional and academic experience has been grounded in advocacy and public service, both domestically and abroad. In her local community she worked as a volunteer at her both her local crisis clinic and domestic violence shelter. While working abroad, her work has focused on public health and human rights. She worked at a domestic NGO in Uganda to build programs focused on the de-stigmatization of HIV/AIDS, as well as to teach and provide public health information. She also served as a public health volunteer with Peace Corps Burkina Faso. During her college study abroad, she focused on human rights including democracy building in Nepal, the refugee crisis in Jordan, and indigenous rights with the Mapuche tribe in Chile.
Since graduating Josephine has worked as an Institutional Review Board member at the Department of Social and Health Services in Washington State, and as legal support staff at the Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco.
While at the Maxwell School, Josephine hopes to continue to develop her skills in advocacy and public service, and build a career focused on the protection of human rights.