Our Team

Julie Barger

Senior Associate, Partnerships

On the Org Strategy & Execution team at Breakthrough Energy, Julie drives results across the organization’s growing set of programs and initiatives. Julie leads cross-cutting work streams and projects, providing a strategic mindset and intentional communications.

After joining Gates Ventures, Bill Gates’ private office, Julie immediately demonstrated her ability to pinch-hit wherever needed. Julie has worked on a number of programs at Gates Ventures, helping to distill complex problems, identify priorities, and move team initiatives forward.

Julie came to Gates Ventures from Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) and holds a B.A. in Public Policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Based in Washington, D.C., Julie loves getting out of the city to ski, kiteboard, and visit her rambunctious family.