Julia DeGraw is the Northwest Organizer for Food and Water Watch. Julia is an Oregon native passionate about protecting the Northwest’s essential food and water resources. She works with local groups to prevent the privatization of public water municipalities and to stop companies from bottling Northwest water. She is also building regional support for more federal funding to maintain and improve our public water infrastructure and to pass smarter regulations for our food and fish resources. Prior to joining Food & Water Watch, Julia worked with the Gifford Pinchot Task Force where she launched a campaign to protect rivers in Southwest Washington state. She also completed Green Corps’ one-year program to train the next generation of organizers. While with Green Corps, Julia took part in many campaigns including an international campaign against Coca Cola’s illegal water bottling practices in India. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Sociology from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin.