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Joy Reeves

Joy is a junior studying Environmental Science & Policy and minoring in Visual Media Studies. She enjoys learning about renewable energy and climate communication. In her free time, she enjoys cartooning, yoga, watching movies, and distance running away from her problems.

L's Taken


"Thank you for applying but..."

  • Dartmouth's "Sustainable Summer" Program 

  • The Yale Public Voices Fellowship 

  • Truman Scholarship: cut in the first round 

  • National Parks Conservation Association 

  • Environmental Working Group 

  • Greenpeace 

  • Honors Chorus in 5th grade


Things I thought I'd finish but never did

  • Online graphic design class with a really persistent professor 

  • Getting solar panels installed on my high school 

  • Macbeth 

  • Making a website 

  • My stats study guide (still failed) 

  • Game of Thrones


Everyday L's of life

  • I don't actually know Excel 

  • I am a pro at getting 2nd place 

  • Inability to perform music onstage without messing up 

  • Sleeping through online classes

On the Bright Side


Memories I made when I wasn't working/studying

  • Watching a snowstorm from Few Tower 

  • Hanging out in the Poconos learning ecology for fun 

  • Photoshoot in the Duke Gardens 

  • Getting ginger lemonade at the Durham Farmer's Market 

  • Watching the Perseid Meteor Shower in Olympic National Forest 

  • Bouldering in Joshua Tree


Things I've learned that will still matter in 10 years

  • What I’m looking for in a relationship 

  • Budgeting 

  • It's okay (and energizing) to say no to things 

  • How to build community


TV shows, movies, and books I've enjoyed

  • Lord of the Rings 

  • The Giver 

  • Community 

  • Calvin and Hobbes 

  • Between the World and Me 

  • Interstellar


Things I'm proud of that you won't see on my resume

  • My fitness gainz 

  • My amazing friends 

  • My bullshit tolerance 

  • My bangs


Unconventional skill

  • Limbo


Quirks that make me who I am


Small joys in my life

  • Blackberry flavored ice cream 

  • Painless running 

  • A sunrise and a cup of coffee 

  • Hanging out with my twin brother 

  • Watching a stand-up show 

  • Doodling a comic 

  • Meditation


Obstacles I have overcome


Things I've done that pushed me out of my comfort zone


Failures that seemed like the end of the world back then but don't matter in hindsight


Leaps of Faith


Life events that have made me stronger


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