The Sycamore Institute recently welcomed Joseph Page to our full-time staff as a special projects manager. We asked Joseph to answer a few questions below so you can get to know him better.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Though I’m a Louisiana native, I was raised in Memphis and have called all three Grand Divisions of Tennessee home. I became interested in politics because my grandfather was active in his political community. In 2022, I moved to Nashville to work as a campaign manager for the SEIU and found the Sycamore Institute during my time there.
Why did you want to work at the Sycamore Institute?
After years of working as a political organizer, I became more interested in branching into other spaces that affect public policy. I am passionate about local cities and how they work together with the state. I’m excited to be on this side of public policy work and further develop my research skills.
Where do you want to be in 15 years?
In 15 years, I hope I am working in Memphis on local issues. I am passionate about the city and hope I will be able to utilize my past experiences to help the city thrive. I want to utilize a thorough understanding of public policy, data, and research to communicate complex ideas to local leaders.
What are your interests and activities outside of work?
I’m a diehard Memphis Grizzles and Tigers fan, so I spend my free time rooting for them.
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I am the fourth person named Joseph in my family.