Julia Metz is a fellow with Sightline bringing nearly a decade of experience in the housing field. Her focus on Oregon's housing policy update will build on her experience in urban planning, architecture, advocacy, and community engagement.

In the past, she has worked on projects related to displacement mitigation in Portland's historically Black neighborhoods, permanent supportive housing for people that have experienced chronic homelessness, and advocacy from middle housing to higher-density developments and everything in between. She holds a Bachelors in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and her Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University.

When she isn't nerding out on housing, you may find her slinging wine at a local Portland winery or out enjoying the beautiful nature of Cascadia with her dog, Juniper.