Julie is a Natural Resources Specialist with the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office and coordinates the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Climate Resiliency Workgroup. Her work focuses on assessing climate change effects on habitats and fisheries. She also works closely with partners to incorporate resilience-building strategies in their restoration and conservation efforts in connection with community benefits. She has 18+ years of experience in conducting research and applying scientific findings to inform decision-making. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Wayne State University and a master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Windsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. She enjoys dog training, hiking and exploring the natural environment.