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Julia Cohen, MPH is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, based in Washington, D.C. Julia brings nearly three decades of experience in leading executive, strategic, communications, fundraising, and outreach efforts for a wide range of government, entertainment, and non-profit groups. Julia was previously the Development and Outreach Director for the Woman’s National Democratic Club, Senior Director of External Engagement at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), and has been the Executive Director of Youth Vote Coalition, Vice President of Rock The Vote, and Executive Director of Save the Children’s Youth Noise.

Julia has spoken at corporate headquarters, political conventions, and international conferences and symposia. She serves on the US Movement Support Team of the Break Free From Plastic movement. She is the recipient of the Leadership Award from Four Generation of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions.


She holds a BA in Modern Society and Social Thought from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.

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