I am going to take time to talk about Joshua L. Ferris. Well it seems that you already know my name, here is a little bit of background on me. I was raised in rural northwest Josh FerrisOhio until I was 19 years old. I (though most would never guess it) was actually raised on a farm with animals, crops, and the dreaded job of baling hay every summer. I left home in the fall of 2000 and moved to the Pittsburgh, PA USA to attend school at the University of Pittsburgh.

While at Pitt I was involved in many student organizations that focused on social justice and struggle. This is where I got into the biggest battle of my life, which was the fight for healthcare benefits for the domestic partners of Pitt employees. It was a long hard fight, but we won in September of 2004. I actually did study while I was at school. I double-majored in Religious Studies and History. I spent special attention to history of the ancient world, with a focus on the cults of classical Greece.

In 2007 I moved to Quito, Ecuador where I became an elementary school teacher. I spent a lot of time living life very differently than I i had in the past and it taught me a lot. I really enjoyed my travels in South America, but it came to an end in May of 2009.

I recently finished my Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests included poverty analysis and the role of organized labor in poverty elimination. My interests in activism continue to include LGBT issues, economic justice, and international solidarity.

Here is a link to my curriculum vitae and also my business card for your address book.

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2 thoughts on “About The Author

  1. hey josh, i sent an email request to you. my wife and i along with our two children are tentatively planning to move to the quito area within the year. i am a 36 year old attorney looking to land a teaching job at one of the colegios. im hoping you could be kind enough to answer some questions i have. my email is kevingratt@gmail.com.



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