Joel Mendelson

Joel Mendelson

Communications Specialist

Joel (at) jwj.org
(202) 393-1044 x108

Joel Mendelson is responsible for the development and execution of communications strategies, monitoring news and editorial coverage of core issues, and drafting content for campaigns, research publications, and other projects. Before joining the team at Jobs With Justice, Joel served as a researcher for American Bridge 21st Century and worked on issue campaigns with groups like Better Georgia and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. He has also worked in campaign management, communications, field operations, research, and served as a legislative aide in the Georgia General Assembly. Joel holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kennesaw State University, where he published nearly 90 columns for two student newspapers. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Joel spent the majority of his life living in the Atlanta metropolitan area.