Julia Herrle ’19 MPA '23, of Wexford, Pennsylvania, graduated magna cum laude in 2019 from the Woodrow Wilson School with certificates in Environmental Studies and in Values and Public Life. She is passionate about improving global food security and is particularly interested in the relationships between food insecurity and conflict and between agriculture, climate change, and environmental degradation.
In summer 2018, as the SINSI Intern Class of 2018 Frank C. Carlucci ’52 Scholar, Herrle worked in the Secretary’s Office of Global Food Security at the U.S. Department of State. The previous summer, she interned at Bioversity International in Nepal, conducting research on improving resiliency of agriculture in Himalayan villages. In summer 2016, Herrle taught English in Paris, France. Herrle is a recipient of the R.W. van de Velde award for outstanding junior independent work. On campus, she was involved in the Pace Center for Civic Engagement as a project leader and mentor for Community House Big Sibs and as a project leader for Meals on Wheels. She worked as a supervisor for TigerCall in the Office of Annual Giving, was involved in Princeton Women in Economics and Policy, and led first-year orientation trips with Outdoor Action.