Julia Elmer, Ph.D.

Operations Director

Julia oversees our community engagement, public policy efforts, internship program, and team operations. She is an AICP-certified urban planner with a diverse background that has prepared her to understand poverty from personal, professional, and academic perspectives. She brings over 20 years of global experience in the corporate, non-profit, and education sectors to this role. Her insatiable curiosity has led her to pursue formal studies in a variety of disciplines, including public health (MPH) and economic development (MBA) in addition to urban planning (MCRP, Ph.D.). Julia is multilingual and enjoys travelling to learn all she can about other cultures and languages. Her favorite thing about Hamilton County is our public library system.