Joseph was born and raised in Southern Utah and in 2005 obtained a BA in chemistry from Southern Utah University. He then ventured west for graduate studies at The California Institute of Technology. After after a year at CalTech, he followed his research advisor, David MacMillan, across the country to Princeton University where he earned his MA and PhD in organic chemistry studying the application of organocatalysis in complex natural product synthesis. After graduation, Joseph wokred as a medicinal chemist for Bristol-Myers Squibb in the therapeutic areas of obesity, metabolic diseases and fibrosis.
When he is not at work Joseph enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors and participating in a variety of sports (basketball, football, softball, snowboarding, weight lifting).
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