Julia Wilson graduated cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and Food Studies. During undergrad, Julia focused her academic and career pursuits on sustainable agriculture. As an intern in Jodhpur, India, Julia conducted a feasibility study on transitioning small scale farmers from traditional to organic cotton farming. Back in Los Angeles, Julia directed the Farmers Market at UCLA and ran a garden plot that supplied her sorority with fresh produce. After graduation, she interned for the International Food Policy Research Institute where she analyzed research on food systems to disseminate blogs that influence policy change towards a vision of a hunger free world. Most recently Julia worked as an Inventory Planner for Grocery Outlet. In this role she allocated affordable food to stores around the country and tracked grocery products’ expiration dates to reduce and ultimately eliminate food waste and profit loss. As a first-year master’s student at the Bren School, Julia plans to specialize in Corporate Environmental Management. She hopes to harness private market solutions for environmental problems straining our food system.