Julia Lyddon Gourley earned her bachelor's degree from Ohio University in 1984.
professional career has led her
to positions with the State Department
and the Environmental Protection Agency
as well as international conferences.
led the U.S. delegations to meetings of the Rotterdam Convention
on the Prior Informed Consent Procedures for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade.
She was also the State Department representative on the U.S. delegation to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management.
She has also served as the U.S. representative to the Arctic Council, and leads development of U.S. foreign policy in the Arctic region.