DLF Fellows Profile

joseph pinkston

Pinkston Joseph

Assistant Dean of Discipline
UIC College Prep
Joseph is the middle child of 5 that prides himself on being raised in the Englewood community on the Southside of Chicago. Joseph attended LEO High School and went on to get his bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University. While at Northern, Joseph participated in organizations such as the NAACP and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. After earning his degree from NIU, Joseph spent 10 years with Pace Suburban Bus company serving as a contract manager for paratransit services. Joseph is an extrovert who is newer to the school setting and is still searching for where he fits. He grounds his work on building relationships first and understands the importance of connecting with students and families.