Julie Conroy has been an environmental analyst and planner for nearly 20 years. She began her career as a Boston Harbor Regional Coordinator, and later the Coastal Nonpoint Source Pollution Program Manager for the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Ms. Conroy later became a private consultant with the Horsley Witten Group, and later VHB. She managed large-scale projects such as Safe Drinking Water Act Peer Reviews for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and authored policy documents such as Massachusetts Smart Growth-Smart Energy Toolkit. Returning to the public sector, Ms. Conroy was privileged to have the opportunity to further her climate assessment and planning skills when she authored the Metro-Boston Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. Ms. Conroy currently works for a dynamic private environmental consulting firm where she utilizes her environmental planning and regulatory skills to provides best practice recommendations for climate resiliency and environmental protection to large Metro-Boston area developers. Ms. Conroy has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Analysis and Policy and a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs and Environmental Planning from Boston University. She also Co-Chairs the Boston Harbor Now Climate Task Force and serves on the Board of Advisers for BU’s City Planning and Urban Affairs Program.