Julia Herring is a landscape designer, project manager, natural builder and climate justice organizer. After working at a corporate healthcare company for 3 years after college, she transitioned into a career in permaculture in 2018 and hasn’t looked back since. She received her B.S. in Wildlife Conservation in 2014 from UC Davis, where she co-founded a student organization dedicated to preserving habitat and monitoring wildlife populations in the Davis area. Julia received her Permaculture Design Certificate from Santa Cruz Permaculture in March 2018, then went on to study community design at Arcosanti, Arizona where she co-led a natural building workshop in 2019. Julia posts about her varied permaculture experiences on her Instagram page @perma.girl. She currently lives in the Berkeley hills and splits her time between earning her degree in Landscape Design from the Landscape Horticulture program at Merritt College, converting her grandfather’s former home into a permaculture paradise, providing workshop support and landscape design services for Santa Cruz Permaculture, and volunteering with a youth-led climate justice organization called the Sunrise Movement.