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Josh Thurman (he/him) is an advocate and educator committed to supporting individuals’ holistic development and creating inclusive learning environments. A proud Detroiter and University of Michigan alum, Josh holds a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Education with a focus in Urban Pedagogy. At U of M and around the state, Josh has presented on wellness, intercultural learning, social identities and implicit bias, manhood and masculinity, interfaith, and other related DEI topics. He has extensive experience coaching and supporting students, staff/faculty, and executive leaders to develop their intercultural competence as a licensed consultant of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS) Assessment. Josh has had professional training in restorative practices, intergroup dialogue, supporting youth who experienced foster care and much more.