Joy is an experimentalist, storyteller and entrepreneur who explored her artistic voice through her BFA and MFA in Film Writing and Directing in NYU Tisch School of the Arts and USC School of Cinematic Arts. She discovered her surrealist style when she was mentored by Mary Sweeney, Mulholland Drive’s producer. Her first narrative screenplay Magnete Rose in development was selected in the final round in the Sundance Screenwriters' Lab 2019. She has created dozens of shorts advocating for social equality that gained recognition in many international art and film venues. She has accumulated cinematic insights working for a dozen of industry leaders from development to post-production, for example, editing for Oscar-nominee Christine Choy, assisting and covering screenplays at Robert De Niro’s office at Tribeca Films as the first Chinese national. As the Executive Assistant to the first Hollywood director in China, Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) at Alibaba Pictures and Jackie Chan’s production, she played a key role in developing screenplays from top writers in China and Hollywood, while learning first-hand directing techniques from Renny on set. She is currently in post-production of her first experimental feature film, while completing her MBA at University of Cambridge under the program's only Arts, Media, and Culture Scholarship and Admission Bursary, exploring film and art with technology, entrepreneurship and investment. Joy was born in Hangzhou China and moved abroad independently at 16 with the prestigious maths/science-focused SM1 scholarship from Ministry of Education, Singapore.