Julie Groeninger

Assistant Vice President, Office of Government Affairs, Princeton University

Julie Groeninger will lead Princeton University's Office of Government Affairs as Assistant Vice President from April 2024. She joined the Washington, D.C., office in June 2011. Prior to joining the office, Julie served as a legislative assistant for the late New Jersey Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, working on issues related to education, immigration, housing, and campaign finance.  She has also worked for Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) and the Senate Sergeant-at-Arms.

During her time at Princeton, Julie has taken on a number of leadership roles, including serving as chair of the Council on Federal Relations at AAU; chair of the AAU Task Force on Immigration; and chair of the Task Force on Innovation. She currently co-chairs the Energy Sciences Coalition, a consortium of universities, national laboratories, and industry partners who support the Department of Energy Office of Science.

In 2022, Julie received the President’s Achievement Award, one of Princeton University’s highest honors.  She has also received the “Ripple Effect Award” from AAU, in recognition of her public service contributions to the higher education community. 

Julie graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, in 2004 with degrees in history and political science.