Julie McClure joins MTA with more than ten years of experience in advocacy with professional scientific societies. Julie has spent the past nine years as the Science Policy Manager with the Agronomy, Crop, and Soil Science Societies advocating for food, agriculture, and natural resource research programs across federal agencies. At the Societies, she led the annual fly-in event, grassroots advocacy program, and policy communication efforts, focusing on research, climate change, sustainable agriculture, conservation, and biotechnology. Julie began her policy career as the Science Policy Fellow at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Julie received her PhD in Cell Biology from the University of Virginia and her BS in Biology from Florida State University.
As the daughter of a Marine, Julie grew up along the southeast coast in Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida. She now lives on Capitol Hill with her husband, four-year old daughter, one-year old son, and fox terrier.