Julia DeGraw

Coalition Director

(503) 224-4011 ext. 200

Julia joined the OLCV staff in July 2020. She’s spent her career working in the environmental nonprofit sector starting with a yearlong field school for environmental organizing called Green Corps in 2005. From there she worked briefly at Oregon Wild, then Cascade Forest Conservancy, and then spent nearly a decade as the Northwest Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch. While at Food & Water Watch she led the decade-long campaign to stop Nestle from bottling public water in the Columbia River Gorge. The campaign was victorious and led every other Northwest community Nestle approached to say no to Nestle as well. Julia ran strong campaigns for Portland City Council in 2018 and in 2020 on a system change platform. She was born and raised in Oregon and after five years away from home for college and Green Corps, she knew that Oregon was her home and there’s nowhere else she’d rather be. Outside of work Julia loves reading science fiction, spending time outdoors, traveling, and cooking and eating really good food.