Joel Scata

Project Attorney

Joel Scata focuses on issues related to preparing the United States for water-related impacts of climate change, including federal flood policy reform and adapting to sea-level rise. Prior to joining NRDC in 2014, Scata served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, working to conserve land threatened by desertification. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and a dual J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and Monash University Law School. He is based in Chicago.


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