Joe Shansky

Program Operations Director (Interim)

Joe has worked at the intersection of strategic communications and community organizing for more than a decade. After studying and writing as a freelance journalist in Latin America, he led and supported teams across the immigrant rights and labor movements, focusing on advocacy through institutional storytelling. Before joining Literature for All of Us, he consulted in a range of nonprofit and corporate environments—most recently the Terra Foundation for American Art. 

Originally from Milwaukee, Joe is an avid reader, traveler, new father, and devotee of live, loud music. He can be reached at