Julia Shanahan is the Executive Director, Tax at Columbia University in the City of New York. Julia is responsible for international, federal, state and local tax matters including unrelated business income, foreign entity taxes, international payroll and sales tax matters. Her responsibilities include providing advice to all departments and assuring that the University is compliant in tax filings both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining the University, Julia worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tokyo, London and Seattle addressing individual cross border tax issues, and domestic and international payroll matters. Julia holds a B.A. degree in International Business from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, a J.D. from Seattle University and an L.L.M. in taxation from the University of Washington. She is a member of the Washington State Bar.