Julie holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University and is an award-winning educator and author. She has taught at a variety of institutions in geography and environmental studies programs. Her research has focused on the politics of nature-society interactions – especially human-animal relations. She has published journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries and a book, Placing Animals: An Introduction to the Geography of Human-Animal Relations. In January of 2017, Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence , was published - CS co-founders Julie and Connie are the co-editors! Julie has traveled extensively and has always had a love of observation and the visual. She currently lives in Kansas City with her husband, four cats, and a plethora of urban wildlife.
In addition to being the Executive Director, she is also a producer of special projects (see Zoopolis film) and a consultant for mitigation attorneys as a social science expert in geographic storytelling. For more on her work as a legal consultant please click here to read her career profile from the Association of American Geographers.
She would be interested in any ideas you might have to collaborate on a creative geography piece or to facilitate an academic project being reformatted for a public audience.