Joe Swanson is a senior at Wake and the Co-Founder, 2012-2013 President, and current Vice-President of the WFU Roosevelt Institute. A proud Texan, Joe's policy background includes research and authorship in foster care issues, foreign policy, student loans, and campaign strategy . With focuses on equal access to education, equal opportunity, role of government, and money in politics, Joe has published proposals in professional public policy journals, blogs, and various news sites. He explores these and other related issues as a member of Roosevelt's Equal Justice Policy Center. Outside of Roosevelt, Joe is very active in the Wake Forest Music Department and various community engagement organizations.