Julia Hathaway is a postdoctoral associate with the Alda Center. In addition to her climate change science communication research, Julia is passionate about advancing collective action on a range of sustainability issues in order to advance societal wellbeing. Her dedication to helping people communicate their science derives from years in the environmental arena. She served as personal staff to Representative Harry Johnston and then 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 a PhD at George Mason University, a Master of Environmental Management at Yale University, and a B.A. in Communication at the George Washington University.