Joy has a BA in Contracts and Political Science from Newcomb College, a JD from Loyola University School of Law, and an NYU School of Law LL.M. in Taxation. She currently serves as a judge on the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal, Second District, Division A. She was elected in 2010 and took the bench in 2012. She serves as a chairperson for the Louisiana Human Trafficking Prevention Commission, the Co-Founder and Former President, Executive Director, and Chair of Board of Director of the C.A.R.E Center (“Counseling/Community Coordination, Assessment/Advocacy, Resources/Referrals, Early Intervention”) and Founding Member of Board of Directors of the Eden House, Inc., a two-year long-term residential program which offers a holistic approach to recovery and restorative care including outreach, housing, food, mental and physical healthcare, job training, education, legal services, and spiritual support for survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. She is married to Attorney Francis J. “Jay” Lobrano and has a daughter and a son.