Joy Springer

Joy Springer

Director of Communications

Joy develops communications strategies to maximize our research impact and disseminate evidence-based ideas and practices.  In addition to writing creative content for website and social media channels, she provides extensive research and editorial support on a variety of projects.

Joy resides in the rural outskirts of the Research Triangle with her husband and three children.  Cattle country provides a soothing backdrop for her running addiction and motley pack of rescue dogs, giant rabbits, kunekune pigs, and freeloading chickens.

Prior to Basis, Joy was a writer, editor, and assistant director of communications for a nonprofit specializing in hearing healthcare.  She has also taught students ranging from preschoolers through undergraduates in various alternative and outdoor education settings and served as a research intern at the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.


We are an independent research firm specializing in policy research & program evaluation, delivering reliable data to inform policy & guide decision-making.