Julia Cohalan joined the general counsel’s office in September 2012 and has over 10 years of experience working in the legal field. After graduating summa cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Spanish from Greenville College, Julia returned to her hometown of Seattle, where she served in the complex litigation department of Keller Rohrback LLP adjudicating claims related to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in 1989. From there, she earned a Master of Arts degree in ethics from Yale University, with a focus on bioethics. Julia then moved to Vermont to study baking and pastry at the New England Culinary Institute, where she earned an associates degree and graduated with high honors. After working as a professional baker, Julia returned to the legal field, and joined a business law firm with multiple offices on the east coast where she facilitated litigation and corporate transactions as the executive assistant to the managing partner and operations manager for the firm.