Conservation & Science Staff Bios

Julie Somor

  Conservation & Science Coordinator
Lincoln Park Zoo


  • B.A. – Environmental Policy and Government, College of William & Mary

About Julie Somor:

Julie’s passion for wildlife began at an early age as she frequented Lincoln Park Zoo with her family while growing up in the surrounding community. Her lifelong love of animals evolved into a deeper concern for the conservation of wildlife and wild places as she attended environmental studies courses at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. In between classes she volunteered at the local Humane Society, joined the campus environmental advocacy organization and explored the wilds of Virginia as an outdoor trip leader for W&M’s outdoor recreation program.

Eventually Julie’s pursuit of an education in sustainability led to a return to her Midwest roots as she took an internship with the Green Earth Institute in the Chicago suburbs. In June 2013 Julie took the position of Lincoln Park Zoo’s Conservation & Science Coordinator and is looking forward to applying her passion for wildlife conservation in this role, where she works closely with the vice president of Conservation & Science as well as the rest of the department, assisting with projects and research supporting the zoo’s conservation mission.