Global Executive Director
Julie Andersen has worked in public health and nonprofit management internationally for over 15 years in the US, Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand. Julie’s career has focused on the effective communication of information regarding new means of improving and safeguarding human health and the environment against the negative effects of industrial development. Julie was raised in San Diego where the ocean was part of her daily lifestyle as a swimmer and triathlete. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry & Cell Biology, from San Diego State University; and her Masters in Public Health, from Hunter College in New York City. As Global Executive Director of Plastic Oceans International, she combines her education and career in the life sciences with her love of the ocean.