Joniece survived her final year at Howard University during the pandemic to graduate with a Master's of Social Work in 2021. She received her undergraduate degree in social work from Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, Md. Joniece was a social work intern with Playtime during her first year at Howard. Before joining the staff at Playtime, she interned with Family and Medical Counseling Services in D.C., where she designed interventions, implemented treatment plans, and provided therapeutic services for clients. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Joniece has always loved working with children.