Jodi Habush Sinykin

Water Policy Fellow
School of Freshwater Sciences

Jodi Habush Sinykin attended the University of Michigan, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989.  Ms. Habush Sinykin went on to Harvard Law School, where she received her law degree in 1992.

Following a federal clerkship with District Court Judge Charles P. Kocoras for the Northern District of Illinois and a decade working at the Chicago law firm of Pavalon & Gifford and, thereafter, as a partner at the Habush, Habush & Rottier law firm in Milwaukee, Jodi began her professional association with Midwest Environmental Advocates in 2003. Since then, Jodi has worked with MEA on a variety of public policy concerns of environmental concern, working closely with numerous state-wide environmental and conservation-based organizations on legislative initiatives and on federal enforcement actions arising in the Milwaukee area under the Clean Water Act.

Jodi served from 2005 to 2007 on the Groundwater Advisory Committee established under 2003 Wisconsin Act 310. In September 2006, she was appointed to the Legislative Council’s Special Committee on the Great Lakes Water Resources Compact, a study committee charged with the development of Compact legislation for the state of Wisconsin and, thereafter, participated in the Governor’s Working Group on the Compact. Jodi continues to collaborate with both state and regional partners to ensure that the Great Lakes Compact is implemented in keeping with the sound management principles, conservation ideals, and best available science envisioned at the enactment of this historic environmental agreement.