Julia Hathaway is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Alda Center for Communicating Science. Her research interests include helping people communicate about climate change and other sustainability issues. Prior to joining the Alda Center, Julia worked in environmental policy, advocacy, and grassroots organizing. Her roles included advising two Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation, Representative Harry Johnston and Senator Bob Graham, and serving in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs. She also led the lobby shop at the Ocean Conservancy. Subsequently, she returned to Capitol Hill as staff for the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Oceans and Wildlife. Her grassroots organizing experience includes directing two state-wide environmental justice campaigns on behalf of the Sierra Club. Dr. Hathaway earned her doctoral degree in communication at George Mason University. She also holds a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University and a B.A. in Communication from the George Washington University.