As advocacy director, Julie works to advance federal legislation that provides funding for city parks. Julie oversees the development of CPA’s advocacy materials and manages its Mayors for Parks Coalition, a bipartisan coalition of 50 mayors from across the country that advocate for strong park systems.
Previously, Julie was the director of external relations at Population Action International (PAI). Prior to PAI, Julie served as the first president of The Partnership Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit collaborative organization comprised of 20 participating groups, including the largest environmental advocacy organizations in the country. Julie has 20 years of experience with prestigious non-profit conservation and family planning organizations, focusing on advocacy, coalition building, board management, fundraising and public relations.
She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She spends hours in Rock Creek Park with her dog Cody.