Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel for Our Children's Trust
Julia Olson is Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel for Our Children’s Trust, a nonprofit organization advocating on behalf of youth and future generations and for legally binding, science-based climate recovery policies. A graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D., 1997), Olson worked for 15 years representing grassroots conservation groups in the West. After becoming a mother, and realizing the greatest threat to her children and children everywhere was climate change, she began focusing her work in that field and founded Our Children’s Trust. Olson’s work has led her to the intersection of human rights and environmental protection and she is passionate about working for youth. Julia also teaches environmental courses as an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon School of Law.