Writer, educator, and Founder and Executive Director of Butterfly Dreamz, Inc. Butterfly Dreamz, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps girls develop into women who achieve their dreams and fill the roles of leadership in this nation and world. We exist to help close the opportunity gap that exists for young women. Through our books, programs, and scholarships, we give girls an opportunity to earn income, produce creative work, and build a supportive network that helps them thrive in school and at home. We inspire girls to live boldly, dream big, and fly high.
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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New York, NY Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Master of Public Administration - Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC Bachelors of Business Administration - Finance, Summa Cum Laude
Joy has worked in consulting, finance, and public education management. She holds a BBA in Finance from Howard University and an MPA in Nonprofit Management & Policy from NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Philip’s Academy Charter School in Newark, NJ, is an alumna of the Leadership Newark Fellowship program, and is a proud member of the North Jersey Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Joy is passionate about education and has worked with youth in various capacities, including as a mentor, coach, and facilitator of enrichment programs, for more than eleven years. As she continues her work, Joy hopes to use her diverse skills and background to ensure all children have equitable access to quality education and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.