Julie Manoharan comes to global health after nine years of diverse experience in communications, policy, program management, education, and journalism. Prior to joining GHS, Julie managed the development of a nation-wide initiative to investigate causes and treatments for autism with the Simons Foundation, produced multi-media exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History, advised the New York City Council on advancing urban agriculture policy, and educated communities domestically and abroad about human and environmental health. Throughout her career, she has aimed to empower communities through equitable health programs, sustainable management of environmental resources, and development of efficient knowledge transfer mechanisms. Julie holds a B.A. in Sustainable Development and Psychology, and an M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy, both from Columbia University.