Joyce graduated from UCLA with a B.A. (Honors) in Psychology. She is currently a doctoral student at PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium. At UCLA, Joyce worked at the Anxiety and Depression Research Center on treatment studies for Social Anxiety Disorder. She completed her thesis on using Exposure Therapy to improve self-perception bias among individuals with Public Speaking Anxiety. She also worked at the Center for Mental Health in Schools, where she compiled reports on current practice and policy for mental health among children and adolescents.
Upon graduation, Joyce began working as a Research Assistant at the Psychophysiology Lab and Life-Span Development Lab at Stanford University. She also volunteered as a Crisis Counselor with Crisis Text Line. Joyce worked as the clinical assistant of Dr. Jocelyn Pan.