Joyce Chu is a policy corner writer who has a passion to bring awareness to important social and political issues happening in the world. She graduated from University of California, Irvine with a double bachelors in International Studies and Journalism. Joyce discovered her passion for journalism when she was studying abroad in Israel. While there, an unruly conflict took place as Israel and Gaza stated to bomb one another. Through this experience she realized that she desired to be in places of action/ areas of conflict, and to tell the stories that are happening on the ground. Joyce hopes to not only bring social awareness, but to inspire change through music and other art forms. Hope comes from inspiration, and inspiration is the mechanism that will drive people towards action and empowerment.