The Beacon School
Joshua Stern is a rising freshman at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development, where he intends to major in education studies. He is a passionate and results-driven advocate for critical thinking and believes in student-centered, holistic approaches to education. Josh is an intern at XQ Institute and a founding member of their Student Advisory Committee, where he provides feedback on the organization's products and educational initiatives and helps determine the direction of student-facing efforts. As a person with a physical disability, he is also deeply committed to building equity for students and others with disabilities and has worked with the Division of Specialized Instruction and Student Support at the New York City Department Of Education to blend his two passions by creating structures to further student voice and agency in the nation’s largest school district. In his free time, he enjoys creative writing and is currently editing his first novella.