With her bachelors degree in international studies from Kenyon College and her masters in international peace studies from the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, Julia is passionate about social justice and about capacity building. Bringing nearly 15 years of experience in fundraising, grantwriting, leadership development and nonprofit capacity building to her work with Youth on Record, Julia is thrilled to finally have an opportunity to blend her passion for organizational development with her love of music, positive youth development and social justice. When Julia was 8-years-old, her entire family of five joined a traveling musical theater production chronicling the revolution in Nicaragua…After this, she was hooked!
In addition to being a singer and a beginner mandolin player, Julia has spent her career working in youth development, international development and social justice fields. Outside of her work, Julia stays connected to her Colorado community as the Chair of the Commission of the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships, a government agency working to increase and enhance public/private partnerships in the City of Denver. Julia also loves spending time hiking, camping, exploring the mountains, and enjoying the sunshine in Denver.