Joel McQueen

What’s the best part of your story so far?

The best part of my story I am most proud of is after growing up with a single mother with two kids I am the first of my immediate family to be set to graduate college and hopeful to be blessed with the opportunity to attend Physical Therapy school!

What organization or company inspires you and why?

NAPA Center, it is a Pediatric Intensive Physical Therapy clinic in Los Angeles, California that works with disabled children and help build their foundation of a better life despite their disabilities (i.e. cerebral palsy), all through physical therapy! I love kids and being able to help children with their own unique stories is a dream!

What is something no one would ever believe to be true about you?

I actually have a pretty diverse ethnic background, I am Mexican and African American. I am a fluent Spanish speaker because Spanish was the first language I learned as a toddler. I had to learn how to speak English in school by taking English Development classes.

What are you passionate about related to the work you do in serving others?

I am passionate when it comes to serving others because I believe that everyone deserves a genuine relationship and to know that someone will always be there for them no matter what through trust. In today’s day and age there seems to be a lack of authenticity, so I strive to be that someone for as many people I have the opportunity to do so with, by breaking down barriers and building a foundation of trust.

What are you doing when you feel most like you?

I feel most like myself when I am in the gym getting a really good intense workout in, more specifically SQUATS! Also when I am in my car with the windows rolled down,music on full blast, and singing my heart out to “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge.

In an alternative life, what would you want to give a try?

I would love to be a singer in the 1960’s era of music! I am in love with soul music and there is no real appreciation for it nowadays so being able to be a successful soul singer in the 60’s and be able to do collaborations with people like Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, or even Marvin Gaye would be a dream!