Carnegie Mellon University
February 23, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Joyce

By Bill Brink

Emily Joyce’s decision to attend Carnegie Mellon University surrounded her with talented, driven students, students who knew what they wanted to do. As her passions crystallized, their certainty inspired her to pursue what she really wanted.

“I found a passion in speaking Spanish, not just because it’s fun to speak another language, but because it was a tool I could use to connect with people as I continued to learn more about Latin America,” she said. “I started to build the life I wanted around the things that I loved, and connecting with people through Spanish and traveling, that was a major part.” 

Joyce now works as a program manager for DAI, a US Agency for International Development contractor, on a local governance project in Honduras.

Read more about Joyce’s journey