Julie grew up in New Zealand and has spent years living, studying, and working across many different countries and cultures. With a background in both science and business, she is passionate about working to bring the two fields together. She particularly enjoys developing solutions that can benefit both the environment and the people within it, and she thrives when working on the ground, interacting directly with clients and stakeholders wherever possible.
Julie has worked as a sustainability consultant and project manager for the last seven years, focusing on international development projects in the agriculture and health sectors. Her previous client-based work included projects with the UN Global Compact, DFID, IDH, the World Cocoa Foundation, and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition. In 2014 Julie was a social business finalist at the Clinton Global Initiative, where her team developed an innovative approach to testing for diseases, through training ‘sniffer bees.’.
In her spare time, Julie likes to go on campervan adventures around Europe with her dog, searching for new spots to swim, surf, and stand up paddleboard.