|Title:||Director, Standards Development|
|Languages spoken:||English, Spanish (professional proficiency)|
Julianne (Julie) is Director of Standards Development at Verra. In this role, she is responsible for facilitating the development of new standards frameworks and the evolution of existing Verra frameworks.
Julie’s work currently focuses on adding value to plastic waste through Verra’s leadership of the 3R Initiative. Previously, Julie led the development of the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta), managed the Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB) Program, and supported governments, NGOs, and the private sector in African and Central American countries in their use of Verra’s land-based frameworks.
Prior to joining Verra, Julie worked for the Rainforest Alliance. Her role there included support to and capacity building with communities, governments, and businesses to improve the GHG mitigation and climate change adaptation capacity of the farms and forests they managed. Julie led early auditor trainings on the CCB Standards and VCS that launched RA-Cert’s role as a validation/verification body for carbon projects. She represented the Rainforest Alliance to the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance.
Julie holds a master’s degree in Forest Resources from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and a certificate in Non-profit Management from the Evans School of Public Affairs, both at the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from Middlebury College.