Joslyn was born in California and split her childhood years between California and rural Iowa. She attended high school in the Sacramento area where her parents were employed in the public school system. Joslyn attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, the town her Norwegian ancestors immigrated to in the nineteenth century.
She attended graduate school in cultural anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For her field research she spent nearly three years conducting fieldwork in Arctic Alaska on the impact of radioactive pollution on Iñupiat (Inuit) health.
Upon graduation, Joslyn was hired by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate disease outbreaks across the country. She then spent eleven years as an anthropology professor at Drew University. She also served as Director of Behavioral Sciences for eight years, where she gained extensive experience in programmatic administration and assessment.
Joslyn currently lives in New Haven where she and her husband, fellow anthropologist Marc Boglioli, are raising their three daughters: Willa, 12, Quinn, 10, and current, happy Bridge student, Thea, 5.
Joslyn is thrilled to be part of the Bridge School team and is looking forward to working with the entire community to ensure that this special school continues to provide transformational educational experiences long into the future.