Justin believes that his calling in life is to ensure opportunity and access for all. Justin, a first-generation college graduate from Ohio, relocated to Miami, Florida as a TFA Corps Member, teaching secondary science. After teaching, Justin transitioned to Breakthrough Miami where he served as the Founding Director of two academies (STEM and Success). After Breakthrough, Justin joined TFA Miami-Dade where he led the Miami-Dade Alumni Network and developed the leadership of 750+ leaders with opportunities to accelerate regional impact and strategy. Justin’s leadership and vision garnered regional and national accolades.
Currently, Justin supports Schools That Can communicate and elevate its impact and story by strategically connecting and partnering with committed individuals, entities, and foundations. Additionally, Justin, an education practitioner at heart, is an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College’s School of Education and contributes to the research discourse nationally surrounding the importance and impact of out-of-school programs for marginalized youth.
Justin serves the following organizations as a board member: Cristo Rey Miami HS, Engage Miami, and Miami EdTech (Chair). Most notably, Justin served as the Chairperson of the City of Miami Community Advisory Board, overseeing a U.S. Department of Justice settlement agreement with the Miami Police Department due to the use of excessive force on and killings of largely unarmed black men during the years of 2008 to 2011. Lastly, Justin is a proud alumnus of Georgetown University (C’13, M’19), Johns Hopkins University (C’15), and Barry University (C’22).