Josh completed his undergrad at Queen’s University in Global Development with a minor in Environmental studies. His undergrad focused on the practice of shifting the environmental burden of extraction to “developing” nations in order to conserve natural space in “developed” nations. Josh’s master’s thesis explores different conceptualizations of a circular economy for plastics amongst influential actors to understand the social and environmental implications. Josh is an Egesta Lab member, is a coordinator for UBC’s Microplastics Cluster, and is supervised by Dr. Gunilla Öberg. While at UBC, he has also completed two sustainability internships: with Technical Safety BC and Recycling Alternative.