Born and raised in Leicester, England, Joy moved with her family to Houston in 1985. In November 2013, Joy rejoined UTHealth as Executive Assistant supporting the University Communications, Publications and Design team. She previously worked for two years in the Department of Surgery at UTHealth Medical School before leaving for Philadelphia to work at Penn Medicine. Joy is the “go to person” whose expertise is called upon to coordinate executives’ busy schedules, conferences, travel, and ensure a smooth and efficient flow of daily operations. She also serves as one of the department’s Area Safety Liaison personnel.