Joi Owens Norwood
Senior Policy Advisor and Program Lead for Mississippi and Louisiana
Joi Owens Norwood is Oxfam America's Senior Policy Advisor and Program Lead for Mississippi and Louisiana. As an experienced policy advocate, organizer, and coalition builder, Joi has received several local and national prestigious awards. Before joining Oxfam, Joi served as the managing attorney and lobbyist for Disability Rights Mississippi, worked with the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, and served as a Judicial Intern for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She also served on the Mississippi Bar's Women in the Profession Committee and the Mississippi Women's Lawyers Association board of directors. Joi earned her B.A. in Speech Communication from Jackson State University and her law degree from Mississippi College School of Law. Norwood was a 2016 National Juvenile Justice Fellow, a 2017 Mississippi Bar Leadership Class graduate, a 2019 Leadership Mississippi graduate, and 2020 young professionals on the rise award recipient. In addition, she is a proud wife and mother to a son, Legend, and daughter she's expecting in February 2022.