Morehouse Men Under Forty
(Featured on LinkIn by Joe Carlos, III)
Joshua Moore, formerly of Hampton, SC is a Manager of Business Sector Strategies at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. He joined the Alliance in 2014 as part of the Clinton-Orfalea-Brittingham Fellowship program at the Clinton Foundation. Upon completing his fellowship, he continued with the Alliance in his current capacity. In his role, he contributes to the strategic expansion of the Alliance’s public-private partnership work in the education, healthcare, food and beverage, and technology industries. As part of his work, he works directly with over 120 of the nation’s largest food and beverage companies on making healthier food and beverages available in schools and out of schools. He also works with leading insurance companies and employer groups managing the Healthier Generation Benefit, the first time a group of organizations has worked together to ensure children get the insurance coverage they need to fight childhood obesity, which provides 2.9 million children across the country access to visits with a Primary Care Physician and Registered Dietitian.
Joshua earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law where he served as the Executive Submissions Editor of the Review of Law and Social Justice. During law school, he clerked with non-profit law firms including the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles where he represented youth in dependency court hearings, the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office where he worked in both the Juvenile and Mental Health divisions, and the New York County Defender’s Service where he worked on both civil and criminal defense cases. He also volunteered in both New Orleans, Louisiana representing incarcerated youth and in Brooklyn, NY representing families seeking funds to rebuild their homes after Hurricane Sandy. He was a tutor for student athletes, a USC Law student ambassador, and a peer mentor. During law school, he also oversaw the largest freshman residence hall at USC and served as the Director of Social Programming for USC’s graduate student population.
At Morehouse, Joshua graduated as the top ranking major in his class. In addition to being active in campus life activities such as student government, on-campus recruiting, and residential life, he also worked extensively with at-risk youth in various Atlanta and New York after school and summer programs. While a student at Morehouse, Joshua worked with one of his college professors to create an educational leadership program that used popular media to educate high school and college students. In 2009, he helped create, “What is Hip Hop Studies? Bringing Hip Hop to the Academy,” Morehouse’s first hip-hop centered leadership studies conference.
Joshua is a native of Hampton, South Carolina and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA where he works from a home office. He is the son of Ann Walker of Hampton, SC and Michael Moore of Camden, N.J., the maternal grandson of Elizabeth and the late Louis Walker and the paternal grandson of the late James A. and Elizabeth Moore of Hampton, SC.
Joshua attended Wade Hampton High School before attending the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities where he graduated in 2007 with a concentration in creative writing. Joshua is a 2011 honors graduate of Morehouse College where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and from University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law where he earned his J.D. He is an avid concert attendee and music enthusiast. Joshua’s future career goals are in non-profit management and/or education administration.