Julie K. Stahlhut, Ph.D.

Managing Director
  (202) 296-2741

Dr. Julie Stahlhut serves as a Managing Director in the Advanced Technology Practice at McAllister & Quinn. She leads energy projects for public and private sector clients and is developing service strategies for the biotech industry. Dr. Stahlhut is a STEM generalist with expertise in life sciences and extensive experience in IT, public health, technical writing, STEM education, and materials science. She also holds a professional certificate in Public Policy from the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Stahlhut previously led the three-year Pollinators campaign for the International Barcode of Life (University of Guelph), where she advised entomologists and taxonomists on best practices for producing, analyzing, and curating DNA data. She later served for two years as an American Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology Policy Fellow; one year at the National Science Foundation Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, and another year at the State Department Office of Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands Affairs. At NSF, she analyzed investments in research centers, reported on potential effects of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on U.S. researchers, and produced a webinar series on supercomputing applications. At State, she represented her office on weather monitoring, fisheries, critical minerals, and public health task forces, and advised interagency officials on COVID-19 preparations in Pacific Islands countries.

Dr. Stahlhut has previously served as a writer/editor for an online science advocacy organization, an associate editor for MIT Science Policy Review, and a member of the Alexandria, Virginia Public Health Advisory Commission. She joined McAllister & Quinn in January 2023, and currently leads energy and biotechnology projects.


  • AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at NSF (Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure) and U.S. Department of State (Office of Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands Affairs)
  • Campaign manager, Pollinators, International Barcode of Life, University of Guelph
  • Associate editor, MIT Science Policy Review


  • Life sciences (entomology, ecological genetics, public health, biotechnology)
  • STEM communication
  • Science and technology policy


B.S., Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S., Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University

Certificate, Public Policy, Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri