Joy is a California native and an independent photographer and filmmaker based in Northern Virginia. She received her Master’s degree in New Media Photojournalism at GW's Corcoran School of the Arts and Design in 2017 and graduated from Chapman University in 2011 with a B.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking.

Joy's passion is to use media as a means for examining important social and historic issues, particularly those related to human rights, equity, and local communities. She is currently working on a long term multimedia project in the Barry Farm community of Washington, D.C. 


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