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Julia Golomb

Senior Associate

Julia is a Senior Associate at the Consensus Building Institute, with eight years of experience as a mediator, facilitator, and negotiations coach. Through coalition-building, community engagement, mutual gains negotiation and strategic project management, Julia guides groups to collaborative outcomes on a range of issues, with expertise in water and natural resources, land management, environmental justice, food systems, and science and technology. Julia thinks strategically and skillfully translates complex technical information so it is accessible to non-experts. Some of Julia’s past clients include the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA), Los Angeles Metro, the University of California Office of the President and the U.S. Forest Service. Julia served as a representative to the UN COP19 Climate Negotiations and has lived in Greece, South India, and Amsterdam.

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, environmental justice, water, 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.