Joy is working towards a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation and a B.S. in Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. When she is not working on academic work, she helps with various lab and field activities within the Hopkins lab. She also fulfills her role as President and Co-founder of the Wildlife Disease Association Student Chapter at Virginia Tech. Her primary research interests involve wildlife disease effects on physiological processes, microbiome health, and herpetological and chiroptera-based research.