Joya Stetson joined CEDA in 2014. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of South Dakota and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish. Joya’s area of interest in research had an emphasis on leadership theory. Joya was previously employed with the State of Nebraska where she conducted compliance investigations and oversaw the licensing process for the Nebraska Real Property Appraiser Board. This experience has provided familiarity with the real estate industry and state agency legislation. Joya has been consistently involved in communities where she resided as an advocate of youth empowerment and education. Additionally, Joya continues to develop her knowledge of and passion for the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.