As Programs and Scholarship Associate, Julia manages specialized grant programs, scholarship funds, and designated funds. She develops relationships with our donors, students, and nonprofits to help connect them to learning opportunities and offer any assistance to grant applicants or scholarship applicants.
Julia grew up in Alabama and Tennessee, and moved to North Carolina in 2009 to attend UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a triple Tar Heel earning her dual master’s degrees in social work and public administration in May 2018.
She has worked with survivors of sexual and domestic violence since 2010, serving as an advocate on UNC’s campus and an intern for two rape crisis and domestic violence agencies in the Triangle. Most recently, she joined the Board of Directors for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. She also believes in working with organizations advocating for social justice, specifically concerning poverty, racial equity, and sexual and mental health.
In her free time, she loves trying new recipes, doing yoga, and playing with her new puppy, Bo Jangles!
Ways Julia gives back:
- Plans fundraisers for agencies working with survivors of interpersonal violence
- Researches food insecurity and advocates for improved policies and access
- Supports survivors of sexual and domestic violence