Joshua Olinger is the special events and production manager at American Progress. He has 10 years of event planning and management experience. He has organized educational and community-building events since 2013 as the founder and current chair of the board of directors at Diversity Camp and as a previous board member and project manager for an LGBTQ+ community center. He gained experience working in Washington, D.C., from internships at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the office of Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA). Olinger has a master’s degree in public policy from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in human services from Old Dominion University.