Joyce Newstat

Joyce Newstat
Founder and CEO, Rocket Science Associates

Joyce Newstat is the Founder and CEO of Rocket Science Associates, a consulting firm with expertise in public policy, communications and media relations. She is former Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at the Event & Walter Haas, Jr, Fund.

Joyce spent most of the last 20 years working in public policy and on national, statewide and local political campaigns. As Director of Public Policy, Joyce led the development of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s public policy agenda during his first mayoral campaign and first year in office-including same-sex marriage and developing assets for low-income families. Joyce volunteered on the No on 8 campaign where she helped raise money from the business community.

Joyce holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Golden Gate University. She lives in San Francisco with her spouse Susan Lowenberg with whom she has a 21-year-old daughter Ruthie.