Joan received her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and her B.A. with honors from Stanford University. Immediately prior to joining NYU Langone Health, she was an Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at The City University of New York, specializing in research administration and compliance, contracting, ethics, student affairs, labor and employment. Prior to that, she worked in a number of New York City agencies including the Department of Investigation, the Law Department, and the Office of the Mayor. Joan is admitted to practice in New York.