Joseph Shamash is a Jewish Persian Cowboy. Born in Dallas, Texas to Iranian immigrants, he has lived most of his adult life in Los Angeles, California where he graduated from UCLA with a BA in Sociology. Joseph spent many years working in the entertainment industry as an editor, producer and research manager for Fox Sports, TMZ, AOL, DIRECTV and OTX-IPSOS.
In 2011, he left LA to study at The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem where he created the One Wish Project. An award-winning documentary film and education project that seeks to create a more unified world by giving voice to the marginalized individuals we have come to think of as “other.” He is currently pursuing his Rabbinical ordination and Masters of Arts in Education at American Jewish University.