Joshua Whitener (he/him)
“The Tech & Data Guy”
Joshua Whitener worked for the Squaxin Island tribe as a GIS Manager and Software Developer for 11 years. His experience includes working with rural and underserved communities in locations ranging from tribal nations in the Pacific Northwest, tribal communities in central Brazil, and minority communities (including students that are deaf or suffer learning disabilities) in West Africa. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Sociology and Public Health.
Joshua’s work for TWG highlights his skills in project management, information technologies, training in computer literacy, digital navigation, and social work. Josh also serves as the Corporate Technology Officer for the Native Nerd Network here at TWG!
When he’s not at his computer, you can find Joshua reminiscing about his time in Cameroon, dreaming about the logistics of Canoe Journey, or participating in one of his tribe’s policy committees.