Joseph grew up in Aurora, Colorado, to a family of immigrants from Eritrea. He studied Political Science and Communications at Colorado State University. After graduating college, he moved to Columbus, Ohio where he volunteered for an AmeriCorps program specializing in working with students who were at risk of dropping out of high school. After he completed his program Joseph moved to Austin, Texas. There he worked in different preschools and afterschool programs working as a program coordinator or Office Administrator. When he isn’t working Joseph enjoys attending live shows or movies, as well as watching sports.