Julie is a PhD toxicologist out of Johns Hopkins University with more than 15 years experience working with academic, private sector, non-profit, and governmental entities. Her professional portfolio includes managing technology development programs, serving as a subject matter expert across the applied sciences, and scouting the scientific landscape for emerging opportunities. She has a particular expertise in creating bridges between diverse groups of stakeholders, local and remote, to solve complex problems while addressing cultural, political and economic needs.
She has served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Program Manager for a wide range of technology development programs in both the public and private sectors, including the US National Academy of Sciences. Those areas of expertise have included diagnostics for the detection of infectious diseases and chemicals, sensors for austere environment monitoring, and chemical assessments for human safety.
She has traveled widely, both personally and professionally, and is comfortable in very difficult, low-resource, and post-conflict environments. She has experience in the cultural and social management of gender issues and has a history of success with empowering women-owned businesses in the developing world.
• Eric Rasmussen
• Alex Hatoum
• Julie Rider
• John Crowley
• Steve Birnbaum
• Willow Brugh
• Eric Wendt
• Colin Hildebrandt: Water Applications Engineer
• Gisli Olafsson: Emergency Response Director, NetHope
• Brian Steckler: Lecturer; Director, Hastily Formed Networks (HFN) Research Group Associate Chair for Special Programs, US Naval Postgraduate School
• Catherine Nelson, Security Researcher / Program Manager, Intel
• Harmony Mabrey, Senior Operations Manager for Microsoft Disaster Response
• J.A. Ginsburg
• Jessica Block - Qualcomm Institute, University of California, San Diego
• Lin Wells, Former Director, Center for Technology & National Security Policy at National Defense University