Julia Weber is a first year at Vanderbilt Business, focusing in healthcare and sustainability. She joins Urban Green Lab as a Board Fellow, serving on the board of directors from January 2022 through the calendar year. She was born and raised in the Boston area and moved out of New England for the first time on her move to Nashville in the summer of 2021. She received her bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College with a major in Anthropology of Global Health, a concentration of Neuroscience classes, a minor in Film & Media Studies and a global health certificate from the John Sloan Dickey Center of International Understanding.
She worked in PR & Communications, specializing in B2B healthcare technology companies, for five and half years after college before returning for her MBA at Vanderbilt. She made a name for herself as a media relations guru, while creating strategic plans and implementing integrated marketing deliverables in a fast-paced environment. Her passion lies at the intersection of healthcare, technology and social impact. She is currently serving on the board of the Dartmouth College Fund and Tenacre Country Day School’s Corporation after her role volunteering to help support fundraising efforts for the Dartmouth College Fund for six years.
Volunteering is a crucial part of Julia’s life and central to her values. Highlighting her main work, she has volunteered with a township in South Africa since high school, living over there for a term in college, and creating a fellowship in college for others to have a similar experience and provide continued support for the people in South Africa. Additionally, while living in Boston she was a part of a club – started by friends of hers from college – with the mission of helping the environment. They are working to reduce food waste by collecting primary research from restaurants in the area and helping them to convert to large-scale composting. With the pandemic’s restrictions, they pivoted to working with the local government and got a commercial composting pilot program approved and funded for the city of Cambridge, MA which is set to start this year!