A native of the Bay State and graduate of Boston's Emerson College, Joel joined Clean Water Action in 2011 to support work on clean energy. He now serves as a campaign organizer focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy and gas infrastructure issues. Joel is an alumnus of AmeriCorps and the JOIN for Justice Fellowship. He holds a joint degree in Writing and Visual/Media Arts from Emerson College, which he uses to complain about injustice–loudly. Joel is currently a Master's Student at Tufts University studying Urban and Environmental Policy & Planning.