Joy is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina and a recent graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with her doctorate in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. She also received her Masters of Science (MIT) and Bachelors of Science (North Carolina State University) degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. In her PhD work, Joy built one of the first particle-scale models and experimentation techniques for the aggregation of nanoparticles used for chemical mechanical planarization, a seminal process used to build computer chips. Still active in the research community, she decided to take an entrepreneurial path post-graduation translating her coding skills from modeling nano-fabrication processes to mobile. She currently leads mobile at a music technology startup, AudioCommon. An avid music lover, when not coding or doing research, you will probably find Joy at a concert or rocking out on a running trail!