Joel was a full-time staff member at Annenberg. In 2008, he graduated from the USC, where he majored in Communication with a minor in Information Technology. He received his master's degree in Communication Management in summer 2012. Before moving to Annenberg, Joel worked in the Division of Student Affairs supporting the Daily Trojan and El Rodeo as well as A/V needs of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. In addition to Annenberg Radio News, Joel helped support the various Annenberg learning labs and other technical operations at the Annenberg school. Joel is the Technical Advisor for KXSC, USC's student radio station. Outside of USC, Joel spends time playing with his dog, Ollie, dabbling in digital photography and yo-yoing.