Joel is a Boston public school teacher, a first-generation American, and a proud union organizer. In his 15 years as a public school teacher, Joel has fought for smaller class sizes, increased funding, more teachers of color, and a safe learning environment for all. He has also had the honor to serve as Regional Representative for the Boston Teachers Union and a chair of Boston Black Lives Matter at School.
Joel is running for City Council to get more for District 4, which comprises Dorchester, Mattapan, Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. He and his wife currently live in Dorchester, where they are raising their two sons.