Portrait of Joey

Josephine Hoy

Hi, I'm Joey. I'm currently pursuing a Master of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington, where I wrestle with questions like "How do we unbuild Omelas?"


My work in human-computer interaction (HCI) is also informed by my experiences with theatre; I believe in the power of narrative, immediacy, presence, and embodied fiction to invite possibilities and shape priorities.


"We create truths by describing, or by re-describing, our beliefs and observations. Our task, and the task of every artist and scientist, is to re-describe our inherited assumptions and invented fictions in order to create new paradigms for the future."

— Anne Bogart, A Director Prepares: Seven Essays on Art and Theatre


My other interests include: cooking, vintage computer architectures, bouldering, Muppets, zines, potatoes as a food group, improv comedy, science fiction, watercolor painting, gardening, and cats. I also enjoy reading academic articles while wearing fancy face masks. My snark belies my earnestness.


I'm happy to provide networking connections or mentorship—especially for anyone who is underrepresented and undersupported in the technology sector. Similarly, I always welcome opportunities to learn! Whether you're interested in research, career development, or building intersections between industry and social good and effectively agitating for change within your organization, I'd love to chat. Feel free to reach out to me if you have something to share or think I can be helpful!