Joy Torres is a peaceful pioneer hailing from southern New Jersey. Growing up in a small beach town, she always loved being by the water. Her favorite pastimes include going to the beach, bay, & rivers around South Jersey. With a passion for helping the community, she maintained a livelihood since 2010 as a massage therapist & yoga teacher for nearly 10 years. In 2019, she became a volunteer coordinator at a food bank & urban hydroponic farm coordinating tasks with youth & special needs groups. In 2020 she became a mentor for her local FIRST Robotics team. In 2021, she started social work as a FEMA crisis counselor offering formal therapeutic support & resources for anyone in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. For fun she enjoys traveling, but even more so she enjoys “veducations” such as attending retreats & workshops to further her life experiences, meeting like minded people, and gaining knowledge & skills like when she built an aircrete dome with a team of 20 people under DomeGaia LLC in the jungles of Tulum, Mexico in just 10 days. Social Impact, Community, Sustainability/Regeneration, STEAM, & mental health advocacy are all essential to the work & life path she walks. She is extremely enthusiastic and driven for her journey with The Seasteading Institute.