Meet the Team - Julia Wise

Julia Wise

Julia Wise

Director of the Office of Science and Technology for the New Mexico Economic Development Department

Julia Wise is a scientist with a background in education, health care, and technology transfer who now works in technology based economic development. As the Director of the Office of Science and Technology for the New Mexico Economic Development Department she works to create, support, and lead programs that allow New Mexico’s science and technology based economy to grow and thrive. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry and a minor in International Issues from Macalester College. She received her Masters and Doctorate in Geology from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to working for the state of NM she worked for the Science Museum of Minnesota, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, The Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, Northern Kentucky University, The University of Cincinnati, and STC.UNM. In addition to contributing to several boards and committees in New Mexico she serves on the task force for the Pentland Centre for Sustainability’s initiative on global risk assessment in collaboration with IBM Watson. She also volunteers for STEM Santa Fe. She was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM and now is enjoying rediscovering her home state.