Josh Mandell graduated from Yale in 2016, where he majored in History with an additional concentration in Education Studies. Before joining Charlottesville Tomorrow, Josh was a newsroom intern at the Sacramento Bee. He is a Charlottesville native and a Western Albemarle High School graduate.
What makes Charlottesville-Albemarle special to you?
I feel lucky to have grown up in a quiet rural neighborhood just minutes away from the amazing cultural offerings of Charlottesville. Charlottesville has the dining and entertainment options of a big city, but it has the feel of a small town. You really get the best of both worlds living here!
Most looking forward to about working at Charlottesville Tomorrow?
Learning about challenges that the area is facing from people who are working to address them.
Ultimate Charlottesville Saturday?
Wake up early and go for a long run on Dick Woods Road. Get brunch on the Corner, then read on the Lawn in the afternoon. Buy a great album at Sidetracks Music. Finish the day with dinner and beer at Champion Brewing Co.
Favorite arts and culture venue in Charlottesville and away from Charlottesville?
I love going to concerts at the Jefferson. In college, I always enjoyed visits to the Yale University Art Gallery.
Most interesting trip away from Charlottesville?
Traveling to China with my family when we adopted my younger sister in 2006.
What’s still on your bucket list?
Going to the Independence Day naturalization ceremony at Monticello, and trying the famous Gus Burger at the White Spot.