Prior to becoming Joyce's Digital Media & Data Strategist, Joseph joined the Foundation in February 2023 as an Applied Data Fellow through the Harris School of Public Policy. He obtained his MA in Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History at the University of Chicago.
Joseph is a digital humanities scholar, artist, and LGBTQ+ activist. Born in Ecuador, he co-founded an LGBTQI+ activist group "Tejido Diverso" and is currently creating an LGBTQ+ archive and digital humanities center in Quito. He also uses art and literature to explore and share the ideas he studies. His upcoming novel explores the link between military violence, sexual abuse, and intergenerational trauma in 1970s-1990s Ecuador.