Julia Chase works closely with Woodwell Climate scientists and the foundation relations team to support fundraising efforts and relationship building with foundations and other institutional donors. She is motivated by the growing role of philanthropy in fostering climate science and just climate solutions.
Chase has a background providing research and communications support to various organizations including the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Court, and an Indigenous advocacy non-profit called Cultural Survival. During her undergraduate years, she wrote articles pertaining to environmental injustices and the climate crisis for Colorado College’s Independent Newspaper and provided research support to several professors investigating the socio-ecological impacts of colonization, particularly in the Southwest United States and Sri Lanka.
Chase is passionate about climate science that can be applied to climate justice initiatives. She is from Duxbury, MA and enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time by the ocean.