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Julia Colbert

Julia Colbert

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


Julia Colbert is a Master of Arts student in the School of Sustainability. Her main focus is K-12 sustainability and environmental education. Prior to pursuing a master’s degree, Julia received a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability, Bachelor of Arts in Geography, and Certificate in Environmental Education from Arizona State University. Her undergraduate honors thesis was focused on a tool she created for educators to evaluate the current state of sustainability at their schools. During her time as an undergraduate at ASU, Julia interned with the Sustainability Teachers’ Academy and was a Research Aide for the Decision Center for a Desert City. She is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina.


  • Coordinator, International School of Arizona Sustainability Education Program, Scottsdale, AZ

Spoken Languages:
Spanish (basic, conversational)

Titles Held

  • MA Student, Sustainability, School of Sustainability


  • BA, Geography, Arizona State University, 2018
  • BA, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2018
  • Certificate, Environmental Education, Arizona State University, 2018


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Journal Articles


Musikanski, L., S. Cloutier, E. Bejarano, D. Briggs, J. Colbert, G. Strasser and S. Russell. 2017. Happiness Index methodology. Journal of Social Change 9(1):4-31. DOI: 10.5590/JOSC.2017.09.1.02. (link )

Musikanski, L., C. Polley, S. Cloutier, E. Berejnoi and J. Colbert. 2017. Happiness in communities: How neighborhoods, cities and states use subjective well-being matrics. Journal of Social Change 9(1):32-54. DOI: 10.5590/JOSC.2017.09.1.03. (link )



Colbert, J. 2018. Arizona schools: Heat preparedness education. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Colbert, J. 2018. Evaluating whole-school sustainability. Poster presented at the Celebrating Honors Symposium, Tempe, AZ.

Colbert, J. 2018. The Sustainability Teachers' Academy: Educating and inspiring the next generation of sustainability leaders. Poster presented at the School of Sustainability Capstone Internship Showcase, April 26, 2018, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Colbert, J., R. Quay and E. W. Grunspan. 2018. Collaboration for Change: Using WaterSim in Local and Rural Water Education Efforts in Arizona. Poster presented at the CAP LTER 20th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 5, 2018, Scottsdale, Arizona.

School of Sustainability Outstanding Graduate Award, ASU Alumni Association, 2018

Moeur Award, Arizona State University, 2018

Ambassador, School of Sustainability, 2015

Student of the Year Award, Honor Society for Sustainability

Walton Global Sustainability Studies Scholar, Rob and Melani Walton Sustainablity Solutions Initiative