Joel is a lawyer engaged in private practice, a law professor, a columnist, the Secretary of the UA&P Institute of Law, and the Vice-President for Legislative Affairs of the Alliance for the Family Foundation, Inc (ALFI). He obtained his Humanities degree and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) and passed the 2018 Philippine Bar Examinations. In 2019, he represented Universitas for advocacy work with the World Youth Alliance in New York, U.S.A., and participated in the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in the United Nations (UN). In the same year, he also attended the Moral Foundations of Law Program of the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton University, New Jersey U.S.A.