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Julia Golomb


Julia is an Associate at the Consensus Building Institute, with seven years of experience as a mediator, facilitator, and negotiations coach, and a rich background in domestic and international environmental management issues. Prior to joining CBI, Julia worked at Kearns & West in San Francisco, where she facilitated multi-stakeholder processes, including coastal erosion and sea level rise planning on the San Francisco Pacific Coast, transmission line siting in the Southwest, and public review of the California Gray Wolf conservation plan.

In addition to her work with CBI, Julia coordinates the California Agricultural Mediation Program (CALAMP), which provides free mediation to the agricultural community in California. She previously led youth in urban farming and food justice work with The Food Project in Boston, lived and worked on a reforestation project in South India, practiced permaculture design in Greece, and helped spread a love of urban biking with the City of Boston Bikes Program. Julia is a certified mediator and has mediated in the Massachusetts District Court system. 

Areas of Focus

Julia facilitates and mediates environmental planning and public policy disputes. Her primary practice areas include food and agriculture, climate mitigation and adaptation, water, energy, and land use and transportation planning. 

Exemplary Projects

  • LA Metro Strategic Planning
  • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number (ICANN) Assessment, Workshop Design and Whitepaper
  • South Fork of the American River Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy Facilitation
  • Cosumnes Subbasin Sustainable Groundwater Management Strategic Planning and Facilitation
  • PepsiCo Sustainable Farming Initiative
  • United Nations Conference of Parties 19 (COP19) 


 The following is a partial list of clients:

Federal Agencies

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • National Forest Service
  • National Park Service

State Agencies

  • CA Department of Water Resources

Local Municipalities

  • City of Salinas
  • Los Angeles County Metro
  • Piedmont Unified School District
  • Sacramento Water Forum

Nonprofit Organizations

  • Duke Endowment
  • Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number (ICANN)
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Water Foundation


  • PepsiCo

Education and Affiliations

Julia holds a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, where she studied environmental mediation and facilitation. While at Yale, Julia represented the Union of Concerned Scientists at the UN COP19 climate change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland, consulted on sustainable agriculture and land conservation with PepsiCo, and served as a Teaching Fellow for a graduate course on environmental facilitation, negotiation, and conflict resolution. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Vassar College.