Julian Gonzalez serves as Earthjustice’s water policy lobbyist as a part of the Healthy Communities team in Washington, D.C. Before joining Earthjustice, Julian worked for GreenLatinos, handling water and oceans policy development, advocacy, and outreach to help ensure Latinx perspectives on water issues were reflected in Washington. Prior to joining GreenLatinos, Julian worked on Clean Water Act implementation issues for the Association of Clean Water Administrators, serving as a liaison between state agency leadership and their federal counterparts at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and between various states themselves.
Originally from the Bronx, New York City, Julian’s environmentalist journey began with frequent trips to the Bronx Zoo and volunteering with the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance. Along the way, Julian received a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation Biology and Management from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in Washington. Julian also serves as a board member for the Hispanic Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
Outside of work, Julian can usually be found playing basketball all over D.C., watching New York sports teams, cooking, or walking his dog Misty.