Joël Valenzuela



Joël Valenzuela, Editor

As the editor of The Desert Lynx, Joël Valenzuela oversees the whole subversive operation, and writes the bulk of the content. He has over a decade in experience in public policy, working for such organizations as the Goldwater Institute, the Alliance for School Choice, the Cato Institute, the Leadership Institute, Americans for Prosperity, the Western Center for Journalism, and the White House under George W. Bush. After an illustrious budding career in public policy, he then decided to forsake it all and go rogue, bringing the complete behind-the-scenes perspective as only possible through The Desert Lynx.

Valenzuela’s undergraduate education is in Statesmanship, and his postgraduate in Global Affairs. He specializes in detecting greater societal and global trends before they hit the mainstream, and in illuminating current events through an actual understanding of the underlying issues rather than blind parroting of facts and talking points.

When not running The Desert Lynx, Valenzuela is a full-time martial arts instructor. He also heads up the Graphical Liberation Front, a graphic design project. Finally, in what little spare time that remains, Valenzuela is a multi-instrumentalist musician and drinks way too much coffee.