Julie has over 15 years of experience in program and research management, partnership engagement, marketing, and consulting. She specializes in market-based approaches to development and has overseen numerous initiatives aimed at improving the design and affordability of products, supporting the growth of social enterprises, and catalyzing policy action. She has significant experience managing market research studies and policy analyses and developing synthesis reports, briefs, and other tools to support decision making by policymakers, investors, and other stakeholders.
Julie also worked with the United Nations Foundation (UNF) for over a decade, where she cultivated and managed partnerships with a diverse set of stakeholders, from UN agencies and governments to entrepreneurs and community-based organizations working in energy access, global health, climate, and women’s empowerment. While at UNF, Julie oversaw a behavior change communication program for UNF’s Clean Cooking Alliance initiative. She led the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions utilizing a range of approaches, from reality TV to community-based outreach, across 8 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Julie holds an MA in International Economic Policy from American University.