Julie is passionate about nurturing collective creativity to reimagine, reclaim, and recreate a lasting world for generations to come. As MSC’s Director of Narrative & Communications, Julie worked across MSC programs and platforms to co-create a powerful narrative of courageous responsibility and strategic direction. In her 11 years with Movement Strategy Center, Julie served in the MSC leadership team which developed and launched the Transitions Initiative, as well as on the design and facilitation team for MSC Transitions Labs. Julie co-authored MSC reports including Love With Power: Practicing Transformation for Social Justice and ReGeneration: Young People Shaping Environmental Justice.
Prior to joining the MSC staff, Julie served as a Senior Program Consultant to the Akonadi Foundation and co-principal of mosaic consulting, where she led projects including the launch of the Bay Area Environmental Health Collaborative with the San Francisco Foundation. Julie’s leadership experience includes Center for Third World Organizing, Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and National Council of La Raza. Julie currently serves on the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute advisory group and on the board of the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity. Julie holds a masters degree in history from Yale University. Other publications by Julie include From the Roots: Building the Power of Communities of Color to Challenge Structural Racism, Guide to Grantmaking with a Racial Equity Lens, as well as cover stories for publications such as The Nation and Colorlines.
Writing is Julie’s creative practice. She has published stories such as American Residence, co-created the women of color poetry anthology Love & Other Futures from the Ypsilanti, Michigan-based collective Untold Stories of Liberation & Love which she co-founded, and was twice selected as a Voices of Our Nations writer. Julie practices embodied purpose and 60/40 tai chi. Julie lives in Michigan where she loves open water swimming and makes a home with her beloved daughter.