Joel-Anthone Bossous, Georgetown University
Joel Bossous is a third-year student at Georgetown University and a proud New Yorker. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree, double-majoring in Government and Africana Philosophy & Diasporic Studies – the latter of which is a major he crafted himself. Before attending college, he was recognized as a national Coca-Cola Scholar and awarded a scholarship for achievement in leadership, academic excellence, and dedication to service. Joel was recently a member of the latest class of Idol Family Fellows and was selected to be part of Georgetown’s Baker Scholars Program. During his high school career, Joel first became involved with a local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Youth & College Division, and ERASE Racism, a nonprofit advocacy organization based in New York. These groups continue to serve as a platform for empowering others and promoting equity, which Joel remains committed to advancing both within and without the classroom. He returned to ERASE last summer to assist in their impactful work and now sits on Georgetown NAACP’s Executive Board. Joel is currently interested in pursuing a JD as part of a dual-degree program with hopes of growing as a leader, future educator, activist, and scholar.