Julia Roos

Associate Director of Humanitarian Engineering

Julia RoosJulia Roos is the Associate Director of Humanitarian Engineering. As the Associate Director, Julia works with the Humanitarian Engineering Executive Director to lead program operations and drive the strategic growth of the Humanitarian Engineering program as well as supporting and mentoring Humanitarian Engineering students, developing relationships with other departments and programs across campus, and working closely with internal and external partners to expand the reach and impact of Humanitarian Engineering at Mines.

Previously at Mines, Julia administered an interdisciplinary, multi-institution, and global research collaboration funded by the US National Science Foundation to co-design socially responsible and sustainable mining practices with communities, engineers, and social scientists. Prior to her position at Mines, Julia was a consultant with a systems change strategy and evaluation consulting firm, where she supported strategic planning efforts, facilitated community and stakeholder engagement, and managed multi-disciplinary systems-level evaluation projects. Her past experience also includes examining and evaluating the human health effects of environmental exposures and identifying and understanding community and population health impacts and disparities. Julia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering and from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a master’s degree in Environmental Health; she also completed the graduate certificate in Humanitarian Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.


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  • BSE, Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • MS, Environmental Health – Exposure, Epidemiology, and Risk, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Graduate Certificate, Humanitarian Engineering, Colorado School of Mines