Julian is currently a PhD candidate in civil and environmental engineering at Washington State University located in the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse. His research looks at the impacts of climate and management in rangeland ecosystems using eco-hydrologic modeling. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2010 from WSU. During his graduate studies, Julian left the Palouse for one year to conduct research in Bonn, Germany on a Fulbright Grant. Later, he completed a science policy fellowship at the US Global Change Research Program in Washington, DC through an NSF IGERT program linking nitrogen science and policy. Julian has engaged with various local and national organizations bringing science to their respective communities (e.g. Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute and the Union of Concerned Scientists). In his new role as a Climate Hub Fellow for the USDA, Julian works with various stakeholders (e.g. agency scientists, farmers, ranchers, academics, and state extension specialists) to deliver science-based knowledge, tools, and resources for climate-smart decision-making. During his undergraduate days, Julian played the alto sax and was in the WSU Cougar Marching Band for four years. Additionally, he enjoys running (somewhat competitively) and ran the Boston Marathon in 2015.