Josh Klein received his Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. While earning his undergraduate degree in anthropology and Spanish from the University of Kansas, he interned with the U.S. State Department in the economic/political office of the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile. After graduation, he worked as a data analyst and consultant for Cerner Corporation, an electronic medical record company. Klein later transitioned to the nonprofit community development organization MEDLIFE, based in Lima, Peru. As a MEDLIFE associate, he collaborated with a network of student groups to increase international volunteer participation and educate volunteers on international economic development topics in Latin America. After that experience, Klein developed an interest in domestic economic development. In his first semester at LBJ, he competed in the IC² Institute's Student Economic Development Challenge, taking 1st place with his team. Klein went on to work for IC² Institute for the summer, leading a team of student researchers to develop community asset maps for rural Texas communities.
2020 Policy Apprenticeship: Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC)
Policy interests: Urban economic development, international trade, international development, U.S. foreign policy