Julia’s earliest memories as a child are of protecting wildlife, planting trees and cleaning up litter. This interest led her to get a bachelor of science degree in conservation biology from McGill University. She then moved to Italy, where she worked as a secondary school science and geography teacher. A desire to combine her interest in education with community organizing led her to complete a masters in adult education and community development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Since then, she has worked at Greenpeace Canada and Oceana Canada. For over a decade, Julia has been involved with grassroots climate justice organizing across the world. Julia is very excited to work with Environmental Defence, where she advocates for climate action and the phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies.