Julia Kumari-Drapkin

ISeeChange

Biography

Dedicated to connecting communities to their changing environment to develop solutions together, Julia Kumari Drapkin is the CEO of ISeeChange. ISeeChange is a climate tech and data platform where local leaders, engineers, utilities, and the public build solutions together. Drapkin founded ISeeChange after reporting natural disasters and climate change for 12 years across the globe and in her own backyard on the Gulf Coast. Under her leadership, ISeeChange has received national awards and recognition from the Obama White House Climate Data Initiative, NASA, MIT Solve, Echoing Green, Grist, AGU, the AAAS, and Verizon’s Climate Tech and Justice Program. Prior to journalism, Julia did anthropology research for 7 years in Central America.