Julia helps coordinating Blue Action Fund’s Grant Programme and manages part of its portfolio of grants. In addition, she supports the implementation of Blue Action’s Environmental and Social Management System.
Prior to joining Blue Action Fund, Julia held various positions with WWF where she was responsible for the implementation of large-scale conservation programmes in South America. She also worked for USAID and Patrimonio Natural Trust Fund, gaining extensive professional experience in inclusive conservation, environmental governance and conflict sensitive conservation.
Julia is an anthropologist with a BA from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. She earned a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University, Canada, and completed a PhD in Environmental Governance at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.