Prior to joining Draper Associates, Joel served as Technology Director for the United States Senate Commerce Committee, advising Senators on technology legislation and policy. Joel also co-founded an IT consulting startup, Iceware Technologies, where he specialized in wireless application infrastructure.
Joel has an MBA from Tulane University's Freeman School of Business, and a BA from the University of Puget Sound where he was Captain of the NCAA ski racing team. Joel also attended the United States Naval War College where he studied Joint Maritime Operations. In addition to skiing, Joel enjoys running, biking, and flying.