Hi! I’m Joy.

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When I was 3 years old, my mom put my brother and me on an 11-hour plane ride to visit our grandparents in Israel. I still remember the excitement and anticipation of that first adventure. When I grew up, I knew I wanted a career that would give me the opportunity to experience new cultures, see new places, and help people live a better life. 

I have worked in international development at a variety of organizations in the US and overseas for the last 20 years. My work and my passion for travel have led me to almost 60 countries (and counting!). My goal through all of this has been to contribute to sustaining peace, supporting democracy, and strengthening health systems that provide quality services for people in developing countries.

Giving Joy is the next chapter in my journey to support women. I hope you’ll join me.

Joy Kolin, Founder & CEO