Joe Versen is Communication & Engagement Specialist with WRI's Electric School Bus Initiative. He works to support internal and external communications for the project team.

Prior to joining WRI, Joe served as a Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Department of Labor headquarters in Washington, D.C. Joe holds an M.A in International Affairs and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and has contributed to research publications on issues of global politics and geoengineering. He has spent time volunteering with refugee families in the D.C. area and participating in grassroots political organizing around progressive issues.

Joe currently lives in Los Angeles, CA, with his cat, Calvin. He enjoys making music and cheering for the Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Coyotes and the Villanova University men’s basketball team.