Joyce always knew her career path would evolve around assisting people. After completing a Bachelor's degree in sociology from The City College of New York in 1997, she learned about Hunter College's program in Rehabilitation Counseling. There she completed her Master's degree in Education as a Rehabilitation Counselor in 2001. While still enrolled as a student she earned her certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor with a specialty in working with individuals with substance abuse issues.
Joyce's internships as a student lead her to work in methadone maintenance, out-patient, re-entry and a residential therapeutic community setting. After graduation, she accepted a position at Samaritan Village as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. The
experience proved to be both challenging and rewarding with the opportunity to work closely with a diverse interdisciplinary team. Having demonstrated clinical expertise and strong leadership skills, Joyce rose through the ranks from a Counselor to Assistant Director of Clinical Services.
Despite the satisfaction of working with the substance abuse population and the lasting professional relationships she developed, Joyce decided it was time for a career move. In 2005, she accepted a position at Coler-Goldwater as the Director of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Department. Simultaneously she took on a position as an Adjunct Professor at Monroe College in the Department of Allied Sciences where she teaches courses in Medical Administration, Medical Assisting, Public Health and Nursing.
In 2005 Joyce obtained a New York State License as a Mental Health Counselor. She utilized her license in 2009 as a stepping stone by creating a proposal to offer counseling service at her religious organization. She was hired by First Corinthian Baptist Church as a Christian Counseling Supervisor that same year. This opportunity afforded her the ability practice and operate with greater independence while serving the Harlem community. In 2010 she took on the role as a full-time College Professor at Monroe College. Joyce is currently enrolled in a PhD program to earn a Doctoral Degree in Human Behavior and development.
When Joyce is not working she enjoys facilitating exams for different professions, conducting study groups for future rehabilitation counselors, and participating in church ministry activities.