Julie holds a Master's degree in International Business Economics from Aalborg University in Denmark and an undergraduate degree in Business from Catawba College, North Carolina. Prior to joining the Think Tank Initiative, Julie was a consultant for 8 years with the International Finance Corporation in Washington, DC. Her role included building capacity of financial institutions and other financial sector stakeholders in emerging markets to integrate environmental and social considerations into their lending practices and develop new business in sustainable energy finance. She was responsible for managing grantees and raising donor funds for the Sustainable Financial Markets Facility from 2003 – 2007. She has worked for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Thailand where she focused on resource mobilization and partnership development. Julie has worked for various institutions in Canada including McGill University and Oxfam Quebec.