Ms. Roos brings experience with environmental and community health evaluations to her role as Project Manager at Spark Policy Institute. Her background includes experience in examining and understanding human health effects of environmental exposures and identifying and evaluating community and population health impacts and disparities.
Prior to joining Spark, Julia was a senior associate at an international environmental consulting firm where she worked with multi-disciplinary teams to evaluate community and population-level health effects associated with exposures to contaminants in various environmental media and via multiple exposure pathways. She evaluated tools and analyses designed to identify communities potentially disproportionately burdened by environmental exposures and completed exposure assessments of regulated chemicals in consumer products. Earlier experience also included designing a construction safety program and analysis approach, evaluating online consumer search behavior, and developing resources to support disadvantaged youth. Julia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Outside of Spark, Julia enjoys running and exploring with her significant other and their dog, mastering new skills from sewing to woodworking, spending time with her family (which also includes two cats), and completing home improvement projects in their 125-year old home.