Joseph was born in the Houston area to Asian and LatinX parents. He grew up just north of Houston, in Spring, and has lived in Pearland since 2011.
Family is important to Joseph, he’s the eldest of 4, and helped raise his younger siblings. Joseph went to college locally, graduating from Houston Baptist University with a double major in Biology and History. He also has an MLA from the University of St. Thomas, with a focus on History.
Public schools opened up doors of opportunity that for Joseph that he wouldn’t have anywhere else in the world.
He is an IT engineer at a large software company, focusing on cyber security, but his career started in the Texas Medical Center, where he started out as a lab tech at the Human Genome Sequencing Center. After two years in biology he transitioned to a role in IT, at the Department of Genetics, at Baylor College of Medicine. Joseph spent over a decade working in IT at the Texas Medical Center, moving on to other opportunities. None of those opportunities would have been possible without the head start he received in local public schools. His amazing teachers encouraged his curiosity, and supported his growth.
These same opportunities should exist for all students, from all walks of life! We must make sure that our schools help cultivate the future success of their students. We must enable our teachers to do the best work possible, and we must make sure everyone has access to the tools needed to make this happen!