Julie’s career has focused on communicating new means to improve and safeguard human health and the environment from the negative effects of industrial development. She has worked in public health and nonprofit management internationally for the past 20 years, including the US, Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand. Julie earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from University of California San Diego, and her Master of Public Health from Hunter College in New York City. Raised in San Diego, Julie was a swimmer and triathlete, and the ocean has always been an important part of her daily life. Julie’s Plastic Oceans work combines her career protecting human and environmental health, life sciences education and love for the ocean. She resides in Malibu, California with her family.