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Joshua Charles

Pearson Fellow

MPP Candidate

Joshua Charles, a Mexican-Saint Lucian American, is a first-year MPP student at Harris Public Policy. Presently, Joshua is a Data Science for All / Empowerment Fellow at Correlation One and a research assistant for Professor and Pearson Institute Director James Robinson. As a graduate student, Joshua engages with the Pearson Institute on issues of global conflict, while simultaneously pursuing an academic and policy expertise in financial and market regulation policy. 

Joshua has extensive global internship experience, particularly in Africa. Prior to his time at the University of Chicago, Joshua worked as a market research intern with infrastructure development company Primesec Limited in Ghana, and interned as a Sustainability Coordinator for the Global Livingston Institute in Uganda. Previously, he was also a research intern for the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (remotely) and the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development in Zambia.

Joshua Charles earned a BS in interdisciplinary studies and a distinction in research from Cornell University. 

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.