Julia Roper is a program officer at Panorama, where she supports partners on strategy development, stakeholder engagement, policy, and advocacy. With a background in Psychology, Julia believes that mobilizing strong partnerships and engaging the right stakeholders is both a science and an art. She has served on several global health technical working groups, partnering with WHO, UNICEF, Gates Foundation, Gavi, and others to strengthen global policy, compile and disseminate best practices, and develop unified strategies to improve health outcomes.
Prior to joining Panorama, Julia focused on supporting improved access and uptake of new vaccines in low- and middle-income countries as a manager with Clinton Health Access Initiative. Over the past several years she was based in Uganda, Nigeria, Lesotho, Indonesia, and Vietnam and led projects focusing on strategic planning, sustainable financing, capacity building, and field research, among other activities. She also provided support to Gavi during their most recent funding policy review.
Julia attended Dartmouth College where in addition to Psychology, she studied International Studies, and acquired a certificate in Global Health.
Julia was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and is excited to be back after ten years of being away and is especially looking forward to the beautiful outdoors, good coffee, and great people.