Julie Jensen is the Outreach and Operations Manager for the Small Planet Institute "managing daily activities, speaking events, and assisting with planning and implementation of strategic direction. Julie brings 12 years of marketing and communications experience to the role, having worked in broadcast media for National Geographic Channels International and Showtime Australia. Julie’s interest and passion for the work of Small Planet began with reading Frances Moore Lappé’s first book Diet for a Small Planet while studying at the University of California, Santa Cruz. The book inspired Julie to pursue an Environmental Studies degree and eventually go on to work for EarthSave Foundation, and later in the natural foods industry as marketing manager for a small organic food company. As well as a degree in Environmental Studies, Julie also holds an MBA from Thunderbird, The School of Global Management."