Julia Loving worked with the Metanexus Institute from its beginnings, 1999 through 2007, as director of communications and special events. She has a degree in art history from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has worked as a papermaker, bookbinder, boatbuilder, animation painter, and gallery installer. She has also worked in development for a theater coordinating special cultivation and fundraising events. In addition to working for Metanexus, she works for an independent bookstore. She is a bibliophile, gardener, designer, and occasional caterer.