Julia Novy-Hildesley in an entrepreneur, dedicated to forging multistakeholder partnerships to unleash innovation for sustainable development. She is establishing an enterprise to advance a societal vision focused on human and environmental flourishing. Previously, Novy-Hildesley was Chief Executive Officer of Washington STEM, Executive Director of the Lemelson Foundation, Director of the World Wildlife Fund's Pacific Office and Lecturer at Stanford University. A Fulbright and Marshall Scholar, Novy-Hildesley conducted research and lived in Madagascar, Tanzania, Bolivia and French Polynesia, and has consulted for the World Bank, USAID and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development. Novy-Hildesley earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from Stanford University with a Minor in African Studies, and a Master's degree in International Development from the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University. She has served on several boards, including the Harvard Women's Leadership Board, the World Affairs Council of Oregon and MIT's Innovations Journal. Her work is published in the Far Eastern Economic Review, Innovations, the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, GOOD magazine and Sustainable Business Oregon.