I help people understand how they fit into the world

I have spent my life looking for patterns and learning how to share them. My education included graduate math, music theory, undergrad physics, and professional writing. I eventually realized my curiosity and communication skills could help others better understand the contexts of their lives. Working in privacy, I help ensure uses of data about people align with their interests and expectations.


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Work/Education Background

Where What When
Apple Senior Privacy Engineer, AIML 2023–
Waymo Privacy/Security Product Manager 2019–2023
Apple Privacy Engineer, Services 2017–2019
Facebook Privacy/Security Engineer 2012–2017
Gemini Security Solutions Security Consultant 2010–2012
Wake Forest University M.A., Mathematics 2007–2009
Harmony Computing Services Part-Time IT Consultant 2004–2009
Kennesaw State University B.S., Mathematics with Writing Minor 2003–2007

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References from Past Colleagues

  • “Joey is reliably calm under pressure and isn't afraid to lead by example with empathy, vulnerability, and integrity even during high-stress situations.”
    (Melanie Ensign, CEO and Founder at Discernible, Inc.)
  • “Working with Joey really highlighted for me how important good communication is to effecting privacy change. His ability to contextualize complex trade-offs makes everyone he works with better.”
    (Rachel Engel, Security Engineer at Facebook)
  • “Joey's understanding of data privacy goes beyond technical expertise—he has a deep understanding of the global discourse and evolving regulatory framework. This makes him an indispensable partner on cross functional teams because he can explain technical concepts and, most importantly, understands what issues matter the most.”
    (Samantha Brennan, Privacy Counsel at Apple)

Professional Skills

  • Writing and Public Speaking
  • Creative Privacy Solutions
  • Cross-Team Collaboration
  • Web Application Security
  • Programming (Java, PHP, Hack, React)
  • Web Development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)

A Few of My Favorite Things

  • Journaling
  • Ice Dancing
  • Gender Equality
  • Prime Numbers
  • Thunderstorms
  • Fall Leaves
  • Anything Pumpkin
  • Diet Mountain Dew
  • Rainbow Sprinkles

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