Joey received a BA in May 2012 from Vassar College. His majors were in Biology and Philosophy. Initially rostered in the department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology he transitioned to the Computer Science department and pursued his doctoral studies in the lab of Robin Dowell. He did his lab rotations in Dr. Natalie Ahn's lab in Biochemistry, in Dr. William Old's lab in Molecular, Cellular and Devlopmental Biology and in Dr. Robin Dowell's lab in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Joey graduated in Spring 2017.