Joy Sebe

Assistant Director
Open Doors for Multicultural Families

23347 Russell Rd, Ste 110
Kent, WA 98032
United States


Joy Sebe is Assistant Director and Director of the Community Parent Resource Center at Open Doors for Multicultural Families. Joy joined Open Doors in August 2018 to lead the Advocacy and Civic Engagement work in support of Legislative change on Language Access and Special Education in the Washington state K-12 education system. Open Doors led the successful passage of Language Access legislation in 2019 and again in 2022 that will help immigrant/refugee and deaf/hard of hearing families communicate with school staff. Joy brings perspective and expertise from 15+ years spent in academia as a scientist scrutinizing data and as an educator teaching undergraduates the basic principles of how the brain functions. She joined Open Doors after experiencing first-hand the barriers that parents must navigate to access Special Education services for their children. She holds a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior.