Julia Chase works closely with Woodwell Climate scientists and the foundation relations team to support fundraising efforts and expand relationships with foundations. She is motivated by the growing role of philanthropy in supporting climate science and climate action, and is eager to facilitate the funding of groundbreaking climate science that has the potential for just impact.
Chase has a background providing research and communications support to various organizations. She has provided research and administrative assistance to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court and Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. She has drafted publications pertaining to environmental injustices for the magazine and online newspaper of Cultural Survival, an Indigenous advocacy non-profit organization, as well as Colorado College’s Independent Newspaper. During her undergraduate years, she provided support to several professors engaging in research on the socio-ecological impacts of colonization.
Chase believes that decolonization efforts and the empowerment of Indigenous peoples are vital to the pursuit of climate justice, and is passionate about climate science that can be applied to climate justice initiatives. She is from Duxbury, MA and enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time near the ocean.