Joe is responsible for supporting and organizing much of the day-to-day work of the staff, as well as overseeing the organizational budget and financials, fundraising, compliance and growth strategy. Prior to Access Now, Joe worked as an education and program consultant to an international human rights organization, Heshima Kenya, in Nairobi, Kenya, building sustainable, income-generating programs for unaccompanied youth in Nairobi’s poorest enclaves. Previously, he worked as a high school English and Special Education teacher in the New York City Department of Education as well consulting various education non-profits on curriculum, management and planning. Joe received his master’s degree from Pace University in New York City and before that, his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before that, and currently, he thinks dogs would make awesome people.