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Michele Joseph

AFFILIATION: Next Generation Inc

TITLE: President

LOCATION: Maryland


EXPERTISE AREA: Black/African-American Communities, Climate Change, Environmental Education, Environmental Justice, Green Jobs/Economy, Hispanic/Latine/A/O Communities, Indigenous/Native Communities, Middle Eastern Or North African Communities, Pacific Islander Communities, Sustainability, Water, Youth


Michele Joseph, MBA (CC-P pending) Chief Executive Officer, Founder Michele Joseph is the chief executive officer of the Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders) where teens develop leadership and soft skills through the lens of STEM, Sustainability and Social Justice, and she is the president of Next Generation, Inc. a recruitment and training consultancy bridging the gap between BIPOC and women with green skills and clean energy companies. SGAP Leaders provides a structured vehicle for motivated and curious teens to come together and find solutions to pressing problems ranging from climate change and fossil fuels to social issues such as access to clean water, food waste, teen suicide and human trafficking. In the process, students develop leadership and soft skills needed for college and career. Over the years, SGAP Leaders impacted over 5,287 students from 80 schools.

Since 2016, Michele Joseph has partnered with a variety of Universities and companies including Fairleigh Dickinson University, Columbia University, Drew University, Princeton University, Chestnut Hill College, and Montclair State University. Furthermore, Joseph fostered partnerships with like-minded corporations and organizations such as the Urban League of Morris County, OneMontgomeryGreen, Picatinny Arsenal, Constellation Energy, Society for the Sciences and Covanta Energy. In addition, Joseph and her partners have secured funding ($500,000+) for SGAP Leaders-related programs through the generosity of FirstEnergy Foundation, Constellation Energy, Wells Fargo, Picatinny Arsenal, Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, and TD Bank Charitable Foundation.

Ms. Joseph attained her MBA in strategy and marketing from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and her BSc in Biology/Environmental Sciences from Catholic University of America. She was the team lead for Net Impact while attending Georgetown University. She also earned a certificate in Sustainable Practices for the Workplace and has taught entrepreneurship to promising high school students at the WEB Dubois Scholars Institute at Princeton University. She is on the Advisory Board of the Wheaton Sustainable Innovation Zone and a board member of Nonprofit Montgomery. At present, she is pursuing her certification as a Climate Change Professional (CC-P). She has over 18 years of strategy, marketing and branding experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.


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