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Faculty & Staff Spotlight: Sheba Joyner, UNT System

Sheba Joyner, UNT System

Sheba Joyner marks her sixth anniversary with UNT System next month and while she's likely to favor the go-for-it end of risk-assessment in her personal life -- like jumping out of an airplane three different times -- her work life is exclusively risk-adverse. As Senior Director of Internal Audit, she reviews business processes and identifies risks that could threaten UNT System from accomplishing our goals. When she identifies a risk, she alerts leadership and recommends improvements to help reduce those risks. Read on to discover the southeast Asian nation that's her favorite place to visit, the other southeast Asian country that cooks up her favorite food and why this act of kindness makes it obvious her heart is made of pure gold.



What is your favorite aspect about your job?  
My favorite thing about my job is meeting people throughout the entire organization and helping them identify ways to make their department stronger.

What employee benefit or activity would you like to see added to UNT World?
I would love a festival where employees, faculty and staff enjoy each other with food, fun, games and rewards.

What is your proudest non-work moment? 
I enjoy helping those in need, so my proudest non-work moment was when I took care of a brother and sister who both had glioblastoma (type of brain cancer) and helped to make their wishes come true! The brother was able to be an FBI agent for a day in Washington D.C. and the sister met her favorite celebrity.

What is a fact about you that may surprise your work colleagues?
I enjoy thrills and adventures so I decided to go skydiving with my sister. Because I loved the experience so much, I jumped out of a plane three different times.

TV Show?:
I enjoy watching both Grey's Anatomy and Chicago PD
Place to visit?: Growing up we would travel to India often. During one of our trips, we went to Singapore, which is my favorite place I have ever visited.
Restaurant?: I love Thai food, so I enjoy eating at a Thai restaurant.