Julia Wester


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Julia Wester is a lecturer and Associate Director of the undergraduate program in Ecosystem Science and Policy. She completed her master’s at Oxford in conservation biology and management before working on state policy as a legislative aide in the Florida Senate. She then completed her Ph.D. at the Abess Center studying how emotions and norms shape attitudes toward water recycling and related policy development. She has collaborated on projects funded by the Save Our Seas Foundation and National Geographic Explorer to study human-wildlife interactions in south Florida and the southern Caribbean. Her current research focuses on stakeholder engagement and local policy, mostly around Miami and Biscayne Bay.