Julia Hathaway’s dedication to helping people communicate their science derives from years in the environmental arena. She has served as personal staff to Representative Harry Johnston and Senator Bob Graham, as a Congressional liaison for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and as a lobbyist for the Ocean Conservancy. She also worked for the House Committee on Natural Resources. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Julia directed environmental justice campaigns for the Sierra Club. She earned her PhD at George Mason University, a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University, and a B.A. in Communication from the George Washington University.