Joel holds a Multiple Subject Clear Credential. He attended UC Davis and received a B.A. in Art Studio with a minor in Education.
Following his schooling, Joel spent a year studying Pharmacokinetics with Upjohn and Pfizer becoming a CME coordinator and Institutional Liaison. After a number of years working in the medical field, Joel made the decision to shift from the medical education arena to the public school system.
Joel went back to school and completed his credential at CSUMB. He began teaching in 2009. Currently, Joel teaches Grade 8 Science and Art at College Connection Academy.