Julie Stahlhut, Ph.D.

Managing Director
  (202) 296-2741

Dr. Julie Stahlhut is a life scientist and STEM generalist with additional expertise in public policy. As an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at NSF, she reported on international data privacy regulations and produced a webinar series on supercomputing applications. Continuing her fellowship at the State Department, Julie served as the sole on-site Environment, Science, Technology and Health officer in a regional office. Her State portfolio included infectious disease prevention, COVID-19 testing, critical minerals, international weather monitoring agreements, invasive species, fisheries, and climate science.

Julie’s previous research in biodiversity and conservation genetics led her to the public policy field. Before her AAAS fellowship, she was the lead writer for a science advocacy newsletter, and later an associate editor of a peer-reviewed STEM policy journal. She joined McAllister and Quinn in January 2023, the same month in which she became a member of the Alexandria, Virginia Public Health Commission.


  • 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