Joshua Villanueva joined the Chicago Wolves in September 2016 as a graphic design intern and earned a full-time position as a graphic designer in July 2017.
Prior to entering the workforce full time, Villanueva attended DeVry University and earned a B.S. in Multimedia Design and Development.
A sports enthusiast, Villanueva has always dreamed of working in professional sports and gaining the opportunity to work for a Chicago team is among his greatest professional accomplishments in his young career.
Growing up in Chicago – and spending summers in Puerto Rico – Villanueva played a variety of sports: basketball, volleyball, hockey and soccer. In addition, he played baseball for 12 years before having to give up his passion due to injury. He is also a green belt in judo.
Athleticism runs in Villanueva’s family as he is related to former Chicago Cubs left-handed relief pitcher Guillermo “Willie” Hernandez. Hernandez was just the third player to win the Cy Young Award, MVP Award and World Series in the same season when he completed the feat during the 1984 campaign with the Detroit Tigers.