Board of Directors – Julie Waters



Julie Diaz Waters is the Senior Director of Government and Community Relations at California Life Sciences. In this role, she advocates for California’s thriving biotechnology industry.

Ms. Waters previously served as the State Political Director and lobbyist for the University of California’s service and healthcare workers union AFSCME 3299. As Director, Julie sponsored and lobbied state legislation on behalf of her members.

Ms. Waters has served in legislative and community affairs roles at AC Transit, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the Office of Assemblymember Nancy Skinner and the Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

She is a proud graduate of San Diego State University, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Emerge California, Leadership East Bay and in her free-time volunteers as a member of the Alameda Contra Costa Chapter of the Links, Incorporated.