Joey Saunders

Director of Policy & Systems Change

Joey leads the Tomorrow Builders Fellowship. He is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, educator, and policy wonk committed to creating meaningful, equitable change in his home state, Missouri. He has written for the Kansas City Star, is a winner of Shark Tank:Teacher Edition, and served as a policy fellow to Kansas City Mayor Sly James. Known to his former students as “Mr. Joey,” he served as a Teach For America corps member in one of Missouri’s communities most harmed by poverty and racism. He obtained his bachelor degree at Arizona State University and his master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.