Julia Roos

Associate Director of Humanitarian Engineering

Julia RoosJulia Roos is the Associate Director of Humanitarian Engineering. As the Associate Director, Julia supports the administration and strategic growth of the Humanitarian Engineering program as well as supporting and mentoring Humanitarian Engineering students including the Shultz Scholars. In her role, Julia also manages the PIRE project; as project administrator, she works with the project directors to coordinate and manage all activities related to the 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 this position, Julia was a Consultant with Spark Policy Institute, 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 understanding the human health effects of environmental exposures and identifying and evaluating 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.


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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