Senior Program Director Food and Forests Program, Ceres
As Senior Program Director of Food and Forests, Julie leads Ceres’s strategy for mobilizing leading investors and companies to address sustainability risks facing forest and food systems. Since joining the team in 2017, Julie has helped launch and accelerate Ceres’s work in greenhouse gas emissions in food systems, biodiversity, and natural climate solutions. Julie has authored numerous publications, white papers, and blogs on the environmental impacts of agriculture and food supply chains.
Julie came to Ceres with extensive experience in sustainability research and practices in food supply chains. Prior to joining Ceres, she conducted research on greenhouse gas emissions in food systems at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security. In addition, Julie worked for 15 years in corporate sustainability, including marketing and new product development positions at Unilever and Kraft Foods. Julie holds a PhD in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont, an MBA from the University of Virginia, and a BS from Cornell University.