Joshua A Etienne
Regional Advising Director, MA
As the Regional Director of Advising for Massachusetts, Josh manages a team of College Affordability Advisors who work directly with high school seniors and/or postsecondary students to help them navigate the financial aid process. He also serves as a lead thought partner in setting the strategy for future iterations and innovative ideas for uAspire Advising. Before joining uAspire, Josh served as an AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow at the Old Colony YMCA Social Services Division in Brockton, MA. He later worked as a Program Assistant within Northeastern University’s Center of Community Service. Josh obtained his B.A. from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, majoring in Political Science with concentrations in International Studies & Economics. During his time at Morehouse, Josh was an Oprah Winfrey Scholar and a member of the Model United Nations Team.
As a first-generation college graduate, I had to overcome the hurdle that college affordability presents for many American households. As a result of this experience, I developed a passion for education equity. I came to uAspire because we empower students to make sound decisions about financial aid that enable them to rise above the powder keg that is student debt.