Joy joined the Jacobson Law Group in 2022 after serving as law clerk for Justice Paul Thissen of the Minnesota Supreme Court. She belongs to the Abenaki people of the Wabanaki Confederacy.
Before attending law school, Joy served communities across the state of Minnesota as a midwife. In addition to providing primary reproductive clinical care, Joy served as president of the Minnesota Council of Professional Midwives and was appointed by the Attorney General to chair the Midwifery Advisory Council to the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. She has provided legislative testimony at both the state and national level addressing healthcare disparities and served for two years by appointment on the Governor’s healthcare reform taskforce.
Joy has previously served as Director of the Tucson Indian Center’s Legal Referral Program, as a law clerk with Earthjustice, as an advocate with the Program for Aid to Survivors of Sexual Assault, and as a legal fellow with the National Council of Urban Indian Health in Washington, D.C.
University of Arizona College of Law, Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, cum laude, 2021
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