Josh is from Nikiski, a small town in Alaska and came to FDSRP to meet other Native students that shared similar ambitions in healthcare and research. “I want to make the most of my potential and pay it forward to my Alaska Native/American Indian people” says Josh, and attending FDSRP “allowed me to realize that I can achieve anything that I was determined to do, and that I should never restrict my ambitions.” He specifically enjoyed all the FDSRP events held during the program which included seeing George Carlin perform.


As an undergraduate at Oregon State University he majors in Health Management & Policy and minors in Economics with the intent to learn how to maximize limited resources. He has tried to inspire and create opportunities for others by founding the OSU Rural and Minority Healthcare Advocates and currently works for his tribe implementing a new care model at the Dena’ina Health Clinic and hopes to apply to the Harvard School of Public Health’s Health Management & Policy Program.