In 2017 Joshua graduated from Hope College with a political science major. He has worked in a variety of roles on democratic political campaigns during the past few years. His most notable roles include: strategic communications advisor for U.S. Rep. Val Demings; deputy vetting director for the Biden-Harris White House transition; and doing research in his home state of Illinois for both U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Gov. J.B. Pritzker. He currently serves as the voter protection director for the Democratic Party of Illinois. As a Hope graduate, he said, “I have never once questioned whether or not I was competent, qualified or that my experience was applicable in my professional, spiritual or philanthropic endeavors.” He continues to share his experience with Hope and speaks highly of his college years.
Hope College is proud to honor Joshua Cooper ’17 with the 2022 10 Under 10 Award. The 10 Under 10 Award honors emerging leaders who are making significant contributions by living out their callings; engaging in the local and global community through professional and/or volunteer involvement; and using their education to think about important issues with wisdom and clarity. Award recipients also communicate effectively to bridge boundaries that divide human communities and act as agents of hope living faithfully into their vocations. Designed for alumni who are within 10 years of graduation, these awards are presented by the Hope College Alumni Association. Make a nomination today.