Full name: Joel A. Wheeler
Joel A. Wheeler is a master of social work (MSW) intern at the Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations during the 2021 Summer Term. Wheeler is a dual-degree graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University (B.A. in Social Work). Wheeler has a background in case management in refugee resettlement, community organizing, and advocacy for immigration justice in his home state of Michigan. He hopes to use his background and graduate degrees to advocate for displaced people through federal, foreign, and domestic policy. Wheeler is thrilled to be interning with the UUA Office at the United Nations and to learn more about the functioning of the UN and Civil Society's impact on the UN and global solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.