Julia Beeson Polloreno is an award-winning writer and former Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete magazine and Triathlete.com. She is a member of the board of directors for Triathlon Business International, an industry leadership and trade group, and a founding member of the board of directors of Women for Tri, an initiative to attract more women into the sport of triathlon at all levels. Polloreno is a competitive triathlete and has finished both Ironman and Challenge races. She is a graduate of Stanford University and a member of the Stanford Magazine editorial board. She lives in southern California with her husband and two children. Polloreno helped Siri Lindley with her book Surfacing.