Technical Consultant, Risk Management Solutions
Alexandria Julius is an engineer working on building more resilient communities through risk management and risk transfer mechanisms. In her current role as a technical consultant at Risk Management Systems, she is responsible for helping clients integrate with and use catastrophe modeling software to inform their views of risk. Alexandria’s prior work has included using machine learning and spatial analytics to study how communities are able to respond to and absorb shock from disasters. Alexandria is interested in how we can be best prepared across industries and sectors for a future of disasters of increasing frequency and severity and how we can reframe conversations about climate change to be accessible and centered on climate justice. Alexandria serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) and was formerly the Program Director for ESW’s Resilient CommUnity Design Challenge, which empowers interdisciplinary student teams to develop solutions to improve access to resources and climate-resistant infrastructure systems in their local communities. She is a member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute’s Younger Members Committee and Virtual Earthquake Response Team, which streamlines collection of information valuable to global field reconnaissance. Alexandria is also passionate about increasing accessibility in engineering and higher education for traditionally underrepresented groups, inspired by mentors that have helped pave her way. Alexandria is a proud women’s college engineering graduate and Buckeye. She holds a B.S. in Engineering Science and Environmental Science and Policy from Smith College and a M.S. in Civil Engineering (Remote Sensing) from The Ohio State University. Alexandria spends her free time exploring NYC via bike, baking, and swing dancing.