Joel Bowman

KIPP DC Public Schools

Joel Bowman will graduate from KIPP DC Legacy College Preparatory. He plans to major in business and finance, hoping to get into investment banking and become a financial advisor. His family experiences growing up fueled his desire to create generational wealth and his passion for financial equity. Joel describes his life as a “phoenix rising from the ashes.” His fellow peers refer to him as “Uncle Joe” because of his “old soul” and encouragement of those around him. Joel serves as president of the Student Government Association, manager of his school’s store, and ambassador to middle-school students who tour his high school. In his spare time, he loves being with his family, and his favorite hobby is being a part of his community’s bowling league.