Michele Joseph is the executive director of the Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders). SGAP Leaders is a nonprofit leadership program which empowers underserved youth (ages 13-18) to take action on real-world problems by using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to solve sustainability and social justice challenges.
Overall, SGAP Leaders provides a structured vehicle for motivated and curious middle and high school students to come together and find solutions to pressing problems ranging from climate change and fossil fuels to related social issues such as access to clean water, food shortages (and waste), teen suicide and human trafficking. Over the years, SGAP Leaders has inspired, engaged, and empowered upwards of 4,100 students from 78 private, public, charter, independent and religious middle and high schools in four states and Washington DC.
Ms. Joseph attained her MBA in strategy and marketing from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and her BSc in Biology/Environmental Sciences from Catholic University of America. She was the team lead for Net Impact while attending Georgetown University. She also earned a certificate in Sustainable Practices for the Workplace and has taught entrepreneurship to promising high school students at the WEB Dubois Scholars Institute at Princeton University. At present, she is pursuing her certification as a Climate Change Professional (CC-P). She has over 15 years of strategy, marketing and branding experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Ms. Joseph resides in Silver Spring, Maryland.