Joshua Edmonds works within the City of Detroit’s Technology and Innovation Department developing a citywide digital inclusion strategy. His role is a partnership between the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions initiative and the City of Detroit. Prior to joining the team, Edmonds reported to the Chief of Digital Innovation at The Cleveland Foundation, where he leveraged philanthropic investments and public private partnerships to help bridge Northeast Ohio’s digital divide. Prior to that role, Edmonds worked at the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority on President Barack Obama’s ConnectHome initiative. Edmonds holds a master’s in public policy from Howard University and a bachelor’s in English and Spanish from Notre Dame College.