Joy is a native Texan with a whole lot of attitude. Being an only child mixed with 14 years of a single-sex education as a Black woman has made her a cocktail of wit and a strong opinions. She grew up in Dallas, and yes, she does know how to ride horses, which she enjoys whenever she gets the chance.
Joy has a needless amount of knowledge about Broadway musicals. From a young age, she was a self-starter — she wrote a letter to Barbra Streisand at the tender age of 12, complete with a recording of her performance of Streisand’s classic, “The Way We Were.” Otherwise, she is truly an audiophile, and often has trouble hearing others over the 162 playlists she has personally curated on her Spotify account.
At college, she studies social anthropology and music, which means she’s a huge music nerd and she loves people. Additionally, nothing intrigues her more than a good long-form joke, especially when it entails sarcasm. As an editorial intern, she hopes to bring a fresh eye to OZY, reminding everyone about the wonders and optimism of the college perspective. She is extremely passionate about self-care and self-expression, and hopes that her work in podcast and editorial provides both of those perspectives.