2011 Tillman Scholar
Joshua enlisted in the Army in 2005 out of a sense of duty having seen far too many of this country’s men and women not make it home to their loved ones from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Having spent the previous five years as a firefighter/paramedic in North Texas he believed that he could contribute to the ongoing effort. Following two tours totaling 27 months in and around Baghdad, Iraq, he returned home after 5 years of service to begin the next stage of his life. He enrolled at New York University as an undergraduate nursing student and was selected as a Tillman Military Scholar in 2011. Following graduation he began his career with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and continued his education at Pace University completing training as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014. He then began working at the Weill Cornell Brain Tumor Center providing care to patients with malignant brain tumors. He is presently enrolled at Yale University as a Doctoral student with a focus in Veterans’ access to healthcare.