Having joined SFC in September 2007 as The Happy Kitchen (THK) Program Coordinator, Joy has been with the agency for almost 10 years. In 2008, Joy became Program Director of THK. Coinciding with the move into SFC’s new building in 2013, Joy obtained a Culinarian Certificate from Austin Community College in order to better prepare her and her team for developing new public classes in the teaching kitchen. Under her leadership, THK has more than tripled the number of people served through a variety of innovative cooking and nutrition classes and grown the program to five staff members. Over the past one and half years, Joy has lead SFC’s policy and advocacy efforts and learned a great deal about the potential for sustainable agriculture in Texas and the nation. At the end of June, she will complete her Master’s degree in Public Leadership from the UT LBJ School of Public Affairs. She is excited to take on this new role and build on the success of her predecessor.