Josephine is the Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) Public Policy Fellow for Education Grantmaking, supporting the Policy and Public Understanding portfolio.
Before the fellowship, Josephine taught 3rd grade math and science in the Houston Independent School District. While in the classroom, Josephine served as a member of her campus Site Decision-Making Committee. Outside of teaching, Josephine has a background in community organizing. She has worked as a Housing Organizing Intern with Churches United for Fair Housing, and as an Education Organizer with the Organizing Network for Education (ONE) Houston. Both of these experiences fuel her mission to create a more holistic approach to the education system. More recently, Josephine was the Communications Fellow with the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, where she developed several communication frameworks based on public political, social and legal narratives for their five issue areas: immigrants' rights, reproductive freedom, smart justice, and voting rights and LGBTQ Equality. Presently, Josephine serves as a board member on Teach for America’s D.C. Alumni Board.
Josephine earned her Bachelor's degree in Spanish and in International Relations, with a concentration in International Systems and World Order, from Boston University.