Areas of Expertise: Renewable energy, Landscape-scale mitigation, Environmental Law, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
Joy Page leads Defenders’ renewable energy team which focuses on facilitating wildlife co-existence with wind and solar development. In this capacity she works with federal agencies and developers on a full range of mitigation policies and strategies for avoiding, minimizing and, if necessary, compensating for wildlife impacts from renewable energy development. She also serves on NFWF's National Bald & Golden Eagle Research Trust Fund Advisory Panel. Joy has both scientific and legal expertise. Prior to joining Defenders of Wildlife, Joy was an attorney on the environment and energy law team at Godfrey & Kahn S.C. where she advised clients on a diverse range of complex environmental regulatory, permitting and transactional due diligence. She also has experience developing and overseeing compensatory mitigation projects with state and federal agencies to offset impacts from development and other permitted activities. Prior to legal practice, Joy worked as an environmental scientist for the US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs. Joy received her Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center, has a Master of Science in Environmental Health from University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University.