Julie began supporting Oceana as an online advocate for many years. She joined the SeaChange Executive Committee in 2009. Her desire to make a positive impact influenced her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology, and later an MBA with a minor in environmental management. Julie has worked for various non-profits while serving on the executive committee. She enjoys open water swimming in Laguna Beach or surfing at Doheny State Beach as a way to connect with the ocean and community.