Julie grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania, just outside the Allegheny National Forest. After moving to Pittsburgh, spending time in local green spaces was her way to connect with nature from the big city, so working with the Conservancy was a dream come true!
Julie previously worked for a PR firm where she led the development and implementation of external comms strategies, social media and advocacy campaigns, and local government and community relations. She also worked for a small project management company where she focused on conference planning for non-profit organizations. In her free time, Julie coaches youth volleyball at a local club, volunteers, and loves to embark on scenic hiking adventures with her camera!