Julie Pulda

Julie Pulda

Senior Impact Investment Manager

Ballentine Partners

Julie is a Senior Impact Investment Manager at Ballentine Partners. She has an instrumental role in helping identify impact opportunities by conducting market research, due diligence, and providing recommendations to the investment team. She finds great joy in helping families align their social values with impact-focused investment opportunities.

Prior to joining Ballentine in 2018, Julie received her Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) at the Fletcher School of International Affairs at Tufts University. While attending Fletcher, Julie spent one year with Trillium Asset Management and spent her final semester at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Her master’s thesis, “The Case for SDG Investing: A Portfolio Building Exercise” focused on integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into financial strategies. Prior to graduate school, Julie lived in Tel Aviv for six years. She partnered with the UN Refugee Agency and the International Organization for Migration on refugee and asylum seeker programming in the Middle East.

Julie has earned a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, while also being a two-time NCAA Atlantic 10 Champion in Rowing.

Julie is passionate about broadening investment education and opportunities for women and girls. She is on the Advisory Group for Women’s Money Matters, a non-profit that builds the financial wellness of women and girls living on low-incomes through instructional workshops and personal coaching.

A personal passion of mine is sustainable fashion. Fast fashion is one of the largest producers of waste for our planet and is deeply detrimental for the workers producing the clothing. I shop at vintage and consignment shops and love the concept of giving a discarded item a new life. I have also repurposed my grandmother’s wardrobe with the help of a tailor and wear these items with a true sense of pride.