Julia is trained as an environmental scientist, specializing in water resources. Prior to joining New Venture Advisors, she spent nearly a decade in academia studying how climate change impacts water quality and carbon dynamics in arctic streams in Alaska. She also taught Environmental Systems and Societies as part of the International Baccalaureate program at The Montessori High School in northeast Ohio.
Julia has a strong interest in sustainable food systems from various perspectives ranging from climate change to social justice to community development.
Julia is a Massachusetts native and holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont and a B.A. in Chemistry from Assumption College.
She currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband and two young sons.