Julia is a global citizen whose mission is to design systems and services that are more sustainable and human-centered in order to help communities effectively achieve social change. As a curious learner and critical thinker, she is interested in the intersection of urbanism + design strategy + social impact.
Julia is a student currently in her senior year at Minerva University, a revolutionary liberal arts university seeking to redefine higher education and create a community of 21st century leaders through global immersion in seven cities over four years. She has studied and worked in San Francisco, Seoul, Hyderabad, Berlin, Toronto, Ann Arbor, and London with a variety of companies including the SFMTA, Adobe, Chezuba, and Urban Society to build community in different ways. Her senior thesis is centered around how we infuse social support in programs for unhoused individuals.
Julia is passionate about building community and spends her free time volunteering with Miracle Messages, a nonprofit that aims to end relational poverty on the streets. As their program evaluation lead and intern manager, she oversaw the evaluation of their first ever Basic Income pilot, Miracle Money – 50% of recipients were able to secure independent housing amongst a number of other successful outcomes.