Julie Stein has lived in Kensington for nearly 30 years. Her daughter Kathryn and son Michael were raised in Kensington and attended KensingtonHilltop Elementary School and El Cerrito High School. Julie has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and serves as the COO of a non-profit company in Asia that is owned by UC and serves as an intellectual hub for sustainability research and entrepreneurship. She has served as a board member of the Kensington Property Owners Association and is a Lead on NextDoor Kensington. Julie was elected to the KFPD Board of Directors in 2018.