Joel Johnson, who majored in English and Sustainability Studies at Messiah, graduated summa cum laude with departmental honors in English. He was also awarded the Donald and Anna Zook Alumni Merit Award for his undergraduate work. Today, you can find him in Tacoma, Washington, where he works as Trades and Agricultural Interpretor at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Johnson also founded Narratives of Place (narrativesofplace.com), where he completes contract-based projects, involving anything from research to copy editing.
About his time at Messiah, Johnson says, “Writing workshops, senior project research, and the Center for Public Humanities fellowship were so valuable to me. I graduated with communication skills I could immediately market and a clear sense of what I bring to the table in a professional setting.”