Director of Strategy Development and Policy
Julia Hatton is Director of Strategy Development and Policy at Rising Sun, an Oakland nonprofit that provides job training and employment to youth and low-income adults. Julia directed Rising Sun’s programs for over five years, including its direct install energy efficiency program serving hard-to-reach residents. Presently, Julia develops and incubates new program opportunities, drives strategic plan implementation, and actively engages in public policy and public affairs to support and further Rising Sun’s mission and vision. Julia has worked across industries, focusing on workforce and economic development and environmental justice. Immediately prior to Rising Sun, she worked at a gas and electric utility company, where she designed and implemented a weatherization program that provided residential energy efficiency, health, and safety upgrades to low-income families statewide, while sustaining green jobs. Julia graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University, and is an alumna of the Coro Fellows Program in Leadership and Public Affairs.