Julie Shapiro

Julie Shapiro, Senior Policy Director at Keystone Policy Center.

Julie has 16 years of experience in the natural resource field as a facilitator, mediator, and educator. As a Senior Policy Director at Keystone Policy Center, Julie directs Keystone’s natural resources program and its emerging technologies program. Julie creates, facilitates, and sustains strategic partnerships and collaborations, enabling common understanding and forging shared solutions to complex problems for people, land, water, and wildlife. Julie creates and facilitates pathways for diverse government, business, academic, and NGO leaders to reach common higher ground on challenging natural resource, technology, and societal issues, helping to move stakeholders from contention to collaboration. Substantive focus areas include gene editing and other emerging technologies, sustainable agriculture production, pollinator health, and natural resource management including water resources, biodiversity, oil and gas development, energy, and recreation. Julie has designed and facilitated stakeholder dialogues, public engagement processes, strategic planning processes, and summits on international, national, regional, state and local scales. Julie holds a Master’s degree in environmental studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Bachelor’s degrees in geosciences and English from Williams College.