John holds a Bachelors degree in Digital Art and Design from the University of Rhode Island, along with a Masters Degree in Media Studies from Rhode Island College. He currently works at Brown University as the Manager of Web and Multimedia Technology for the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. It is at the Watson Institute, as well as during his travels around the world, where John’s exposure to experts in global development projects and under-served communities led to a desire to get involved in a more meaningful way. So in 2017, when John visited Uganda with Jesse and Colleen – and met the other individuals who would later form the Joy of Community Foundation Team, he realized this was an opportunity to not only stay connected with a place and people he developed a deep appreciation for, but also to help facilitate positive change in their community. John currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and outside of traveling whenever he can, he stays active surfing, mountain biking, snowboarding, playing basketball and practicing yoga.