Joshua is a Stanford University graduate who studied English. He was an enlisted Army Infantryman for four years and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the service, he attended community college, an experience which he credits both for his transfer to Stanford as well as his transition to civilian life. Though originally a Political Science student, he moved to the humanities after studying abroad in Florence, another experience he credits for easing the shift from soldiering to studying. He looks forward to helping other veterans making the jump from service to school, particularly with their application essays.