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Julia’s research focuses on understanding the links between physical oceanography and the spatial distribution of marine life and plastic pollution.

She has lead or participated in many research expeditions in the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Antarctic Oceans.


  • 2015–present
    Oceanographer, The Ocean Cleanup Foundation


  • 2015 
    University of Western Australia, PhD
  • 2009 
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), Masters Degree in Biological Oceanography
  • 2008 
    Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), Honours in Oceanography