Who Am I?

Currently: Associate Brand Marketing Manager @ Instagram
Bay Area photographer, speaker and content creator


I’m Joy

My mission in life is to empower on/offline communities. I currently work at Instagram as an Associate Brand Marketing Manager, where I focus on community engagement and representation in global campaigns. In my free time, I am an East Bay SPCA volunteer, SCU graduate student and portrait photographer. I post about tech on LinkedIn and dating on Instagram.

I began my career at Instagram as an intern in the summer of 2017. Prior to that, I worked on brands including Star Wars, thredUP and the NAACP Image Awards. My work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly (1) (2), Refinery 29 (1)(2), Afropunk (1) (2), People, AdWeek, Blavity, and more. I’m a proud alumna of the University of Southern California c/o 2018, USC African American Cinema Society and Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

My Professional Journey

During my days as a USC student, I started blogging about my encounters with directors, producers, and actors. I’m proud to have a blog that has international viewership and I keep my thumb on all things tech & youth.

OOH YES: photography, love, theatre, film and television, Rihanna, Drake, Jason Momoa, working, big brands, promoting diversity in marketing, Spanish, Snickers

OOH NO: ants, war, peanut butter, ketchup, birds that fly too close, poor parking jobs (usually mine), overpriced anything, unnecessary clutter, the sound a straw makes when it scrapes styrofoam

As Seen On

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