Joseph Ze Soza (he/him/el) is an activist, creator, and community organizer with an
intersectional vision for social change.
He is incredibly passionate about the lived equity of other LGBTQ+ Latin(e) individuals. He brings this passion to his current Central Ohio Regional Organizer role with Equality Ohio. Joseph graduated from Malone University, studying history, global-international studies, and sociology. Additionally, he studied Mandarin and Chinese cultural history at the Dalian University of
Foreign Languages, where he also taught the English language.
Joseph has experience with the Ohio Legislative Service Commission Fellowship program. He
worked for Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko and later for Senator Teresa Fedor,
where he served as her legislative aide.
He is an alumnus and current Board Member of the Columbus New Leaders Council. Additionally, he serves as a board member for the Ohio League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and Avanzamos Unidos, a branch of the Young Latino Network.
In his own time, Joseph enjoys writing, cooking, and participating in creative projects, including a feature in Carlos Motta’s multichannel sound installation, The Columbus Assembly, which a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award supported. He is also a student of Capoeira.