Board of Directors

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Julie LaBar

Julie is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Centenary University in Hackettstown, where she is working to engage undergraduate students in research and service in the Delaware River watershed and New Jersey Highlands.  She has nearly 15 years of experience in watershed monitoring and using wetlands to treat and protect water quality.

Julie holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oklahoma.  At OU, she gained extensive co-curricular experience managing field and laboratory projects, acting as QA/QC officer on EPA and USGS grants, and producing data reports on watershed monitoring efforts.  After leaving OU, she moved to Pennsylvania for a postdoctoral fellowship at St. Francis University, where she helped secure funding and provided technical expertise through consulting arrangements and grants with watershed associations, conservation districts, and the PA DEP.  Julie's primary goal as an educator and researcher is to help students understand fundamental need for clean water and healthy watersheds.

In her spare time, Julie enjoys visiting historic sites and national parks, needlework and crochet, hiking, and hanging out with her cats.  As a recent transplant to northwestern New Jersey, she is excited to continue exploring the Delaware River watershed and New Jersey Highlands.