Julie is the Co-Director of Cascadia’s Oakland, CA office, serving in the role with fellow Co-Director Julia Chang Frank. She leads our Bay Area team’s public sector zero waste planning and outreach efforts. Julie has over 15 years of zero waste experience, including eight years serving as the City Government Zero Waste Senior Coordinator at the San Francisco Department of Environment where she administered contracts and managed the resource recovery and waste prevention programs for the City’s 30,000 employees and over 1,000 facilities. As an active member of California’s zero waste community, Julie has served on the boards of the California Product Stewardship Council (2014-June 2018) and the California Council on Carpet Recycling (2016-2017), where she provided leadership and technical expertise to advance product stewardship legislation and implementation across the state. In addition to her municipal experience, she maintains professional connections with city and regional solid waste planning agencies across the nation, and was presented with Waste360’s 40 Under 40 award in 2016. In her spare time, Julie enjoys yoga, gardening, going on long walks with her two girls, dog and husband or practicing her French by checking in with the good friends she made while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bénin, West Africa.