1999 Puma
Milken Scholar 1999
Scholar Profile

Joseph Puma

Advocacy

Biography

Joseph Puma has held roles in civil rights law and government, having worked with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the NYC Mayor's Office of Management and Budget, and the New York City Council. Joseph serves on the board of Good Old Lower East Side, a 35-year-old organization serving residents of his lifelong neighborhood with issues of housing, employment, post-Sandy recovery, neighborhood preservation, and environmental and public health. He has been an active leader in the Housing Justice Movement, a national coalition of public and subsidized housing resident-leaders, for which he has led public and private meetings with the White House and HUD, and testified before Congress. Joseph was a 2011 Fellow in the New York City chapter of the New Leaders Council Institute. He recently earned his master's degree in social ethics from Union Theological Seminary in New York.


High school:  CMSP

Degrees

College Year Degree
Yale University
New Haven, CT
2003 B.A. Latin American Studies
Union Theological Seminary
New York, NY
2017 M.A. Social Ethics

News and Highlights

Joseph Puma (MS '99)

Congratulations are in order. Joseph Puma, MS ’99, has recently started a position with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF.) He was also named a 2011 Fellow with the New York City chapter of the New Leaders Council Institute.