— Data Visualizer & Civic Tech Organizer in Washington, D.C.



About Joy

Joy Whitt is a Presidential Innovation Fellow, working on improving analytics for veteran’s services at the Department of Veterans Affairs Digital Service (DSVA). Joy is a developer, data scientist, and civic tech organizer who has worked on open data, APIs, data visualization, and analysis projects utilizing real estate, affordable housing, and business development data for both private and public organizations. She runs civic hackathons with various tech inclusion groups including Tech, Rebalanced.

In 2015, Joy transitioned into a career in tech by learning to code with organizations and individuals committed to teaching coding and programming to women and people of color.

Although born and raised in Michigan, Joy has called DC her home since 2009. She resides in Bloomingdale with the most handsome pup ever, Ellis.