Paul Fedore

Josephine Tarquinio (she/her) is a fellow at CCJ and a lifelong resident of Washington County. She has always felt a calling to serve others which is why she joined the Army Reserves at a young age and served for eight years. During that time, she attended CalU where she received her bachelor's degree in International Studies. Opportunities such as joining a national service sorority (GSS) and completing the Community Builders of Greene County program sparked Josephine’s interest in the nonprofit sector. She followed that interest and recently graduated with her master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration from LSUS.

Josephine was raised in Coal Center and feels a strong emotional tie to the work being done at CCJ as it directly impacts the well-being of communities she is proud to call home. She is looking forward to making new connections with community members throughout her fellowship. Outside of work, she enjoys football Sundays, catching shows in the city with her partner, and spending time with friends and family around the dinner table.

Contact Josie at josephine@centerforcoalfiedjustice.org

Blog Posts by Paul Fedore

Black History in the Coalfields

By Josie Tarquinio | June 14, 2023

“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history” – Carter G. Woodson The African American experience has largely been excluded in the telling of stories of Appalachia and the coal miners that fueled our country, but it is an important […]

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