Josh Garcia is an Associate Consultant at MAYA, who primarily focuses on support, planning, and implementation of My Brother’s Keeper for the Greater Austin Area. Josh brings over 10 years of education and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) experience to MAYA, and continues to provide and expand programming for historically disenfranchised populations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Texas, and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Prior to joining MAYA, Josh was a Student Life Coordinator at Austin Community College (ACC) where he served as a leader for the Male Leadership Program, Campus and Community Resources, and various other initiatives throughout the ACC district that provide programming focused on leadership development, DEI, and civic engagement. During this time, Josh also had the honor of serving as ACC’s first LGBTQ+ eQuity Events Officer.
Josh originally hails from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. He has taught government classes for Tarrant County College, and also led programming for UT Arlington’s Multicultural Affairs Department and the Office of International Education. From 2016 – 2017 Josh served as an ESL teacher in Gwangju, South Korea.
As a lover of music and a musician, Josh could not feel more at home in Austin and enjoys volunteering in his free time as a Music Mentor to provide children with free lessons through the Kids in a New Groove program.