Joy is a PhD student in chemical engineering. Her research is focused on the electrochemical transformation of carbon dioxide to fuels and/or commodity chemicals. She is focused on cobalt phthalocyanine, a transition metal complex that when immobilized onto carbonaceous supports acts as a catalyst with high selectivity and activity for the electroreduction of carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide. She uses MATLAB to model the interplay between mass transport and reaction network kinetics to allow cohesive integration between molecular-level hypotheses and macroscopic experimentally measured reaction rates. Joy earned her BS in chemical engineering from Stanford University.