Joy Moses is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Poverty and Prosperity program at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, she was a children and youth staff attorney at the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. The majority of her practice focused on the education rights of homeless students.
She began her career as an Equal Justice Works fellow at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund where she worked on policy and litigation activities related to high stakes testing, school desegregation, and access to the courts for civil rights plaintiffs. These efforts led Joy to become a co-editor and chapter author for a book entitled Awakening From the Dream: Civil Rights Under Siege and the New Struggle for Equal Justice as well as steering committee member for the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights. She has also served as a president of the Washington Council of Lawyers, an organization promoting pro bono and public interest advocacy as a means of ensuring equal justice for low income residents of the District of Columbia.
Joy received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Stanford University.