Joshua Simon works to strengthen direct and on-the-ground engagement of frontline communities most impacted by Tree Equity with the goal of providing access to American Forests’ Tree Equity tools and programs. Prior to joining American Forests, Joshua worked as the diversity and inclusion coordinator for a regional park district in Central Ohio working at the intersection of community engagement, workforce development and internal DEI initiatives development. Joshua is a native of Louisiana and has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Forestry from Southern University and A&M College, and a Masters degree in Environmental Social Science with a minor in Public Policy and Management from Ohio State University.