Meet Our Fellows

PlacementRep. Alma Adams

Fellowship Presented By

Joshua Rideaux

Congressional Fellow


Area of Discipline: Interdisciplinary

Joshua Rideaux hails from Port Arthur, Texas and is a proud graduate of the only HBCU System in the world, Southern University and A&M College, where he majored in Music Education and entertained the nation as a member of the Southern University “Human Jukebox” Marching Band. Joshua has had a multifaceted career within the P-20 education pipeline, serving as a band director in K-12 public and charter school systems and as an academic advisor for undergraduate students within the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Joshua is currently a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) program at Howard University, where his research centers critical consciousness and equity centered governance. As a Congressional Black Caucus Fellow, Joshua is supporting the work of the Bi-Partisan HBCU Caucus, co-founded by Congresswoman Alma Adams, Ph.D of North Carolina. Upon completion of the fellowship, Joshua aims to continue his efforts in advocating for equity-driven federal and state education policies. Joshua is a member of Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, and Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity.