Julianne Schwarzer is an Environmental Protection Specialist with the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. Her current work focuses on environmental and ecosystem-scale planning, environmental policy, and programmatic outreach and facilitation. Julianne has worked with sponsors at the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Highway Administration, the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the United States Coast Guard and the Office of the Secretary of Transportation. Further, Julianne served as a member of the for the Presidential Memorandum on Modernizing Infrastructure Permitting. Interagency Infrastructure Permitting Improvement Team. Julianne’s current research concentrates on developing a better understanding of the effectiveness of and methods to operationalize the approach described in the 2006 document, Eco-Logical: An Ecosystem Approach to Developing Infrastructure Projects. She holds an M.C.P. in City Planning with a certificate in Environmental Planning and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.F.A. in Film, Television, and Radio from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. For her graduate thesis, Julianne researched conflict surrounding urban wildlife management.