As Director of Communications and Outreach, Julie manages strategic programs that benefit the CITRIS community and campuses. She provides creative direction for digital and environmental media, promotes research impact to funders and legislators, and engages a diverse range of public and private partners. Julie leads an exceptional team of designers, artists, and producers to bring new science and innovation programs to life. She serves on the management team of the CITRIS Foundry technology accelerator and advises startup companies on design, communications, and customer strategy.
Julie has a research background in the biological sciences, an MBA in Sustainable Management, and has taught and presented on sustainable design at the Stanford d.school, UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, SXSW Eco, and Compostmodern.