Office of the Chancellor

Oct. 11 - Joy Avedesian '00

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Joy Avedesian '00

Joy Avedesian is managing director at Capstone Partners Financial and Insurance Services in Newport Beach. The California native earned her bachelor’s degree in criminology, law & society from UCI in 2000. During her time at UCI, she played NCAA Division I women’s soccer and won the Big West Conference Championship. As a scholar-athlete, Joy was asked to join the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Executive Office of the President. While there, she testified before Congress as the appointed representative of all NCAA Division I athletes to strengthen the international anti-doping laws for the Olympics. Over her career, she has found success in the educational, hospitality and financial services fields. She also has served on several boards and committees of the United Way, and continues her charitable commitments volunteering her time.

Joy joined Capstone Partners as managing director in Newport Beach in 2016. Her wife, Shilo, is managing partner of a California-based law firm. They have two kids, Ben and McKenna.