Julia Gerwe is an environmental educator, community organizer, and sustainability advocate; though she loves her current position of Executive Director of New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future best! Julia is passionate about connecting collective community well-being to the natural world and loves building community, learning from and with nature, and leading/teaching others. Prior to her work with New Pioneers, Julia served as Member Coordinator with the Kentucky Environmental Education Council’s environmental education-focused AmeriCorps program and spent two years living and serving alongside the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth as an ecological sustainability AmeriCorps member. Julia loves exploring the outdoors, running, and reading, and currently calls Danville, KY home with her partner, Jon, and their cat, Miss Charlotte. She can’t wait to join the Spirit of the Wild team this July!