Genevieve Byrne is an assistant professor and staff attorney for the Farm and Energy Initiative in the Institute for Energy and the Environment. Genevieve holds a J.D. from Lewis and Clark College of Law in Portland, OR, where she also received a Certificate in Natural Resources Law. Her experience includes American Farmland Trust, where she worked on agricultural land conservation and legislative research, and the Vermont Office of Legislative Council, where she focused on energy legislation. She has spent the last five years in public interest environmental litigation, representing citizen and nonprofit plaintiffs in suits related to nuclear and solar energy permitting and regulation.