Julie Alonso is the Program and Communications Manager at the Safe States Alliance and is located in Olympia, Washington. Prior to joining Safe States in 2015, Julie served as the Child Injury Prevention Specialist for the Washington State Department of Health and state designee for Safe Kids Washington. Julie has over seventeen years’ experience working in public health and substance abuse prevention. She brings extensive experience leading coalitions, conducting strategic planning, and communications. Julie earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland University College. When not at work, she can be found with a camera in her hand and hiking boots on her feet. Julie loves to travel to new places, spend time outdoors and support her family.