Janaya Joyner is a native of Long Island, New York and is a 21 year old senior concentrating in English Liberal Arts. In the near future, she has high aspirations of becoming an interpreter/teacher for the deaf. Because Lincoln University did not offer one of her passions as a major, she brought what she loved to the campus by founding the American Sign Language Club. Janaya believes that sometimes people have to open their own doors, to get where they need to be in life. Her participation in Big Sister/ Little Sister Mentorship Program, Empowered Ladies Inspiring to Excel (ELITE), and Explosions Dance Ensemble inspired her to continuously be involved on campus.

Additionally, her passion to help others has allowed her to serve with the Office of Student Life and Development by remaining a Student Leader Ambassador for the past three years. Understanding the importance of academic excellence, Janaya is a member of the Horace Mann Bond Honor Society and the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. As a God fearing woman that bleeds Orange and Blue, Janaya Joyner humbly serves as the 43rd Miss Lincoln University, PA.