I'm Julia.

Writing is my favorite thing to do, cheese is my weakness, and I recently discovered "tea sommelier" isn't just something I made up.

As a political science major at DePaul University I quickly learned I can't resist a project with soul. 

I spent a term in Leuven, Belgium and interned at the Centre Technique de Coopération Agricole et Rurale. When I returned home, I taught creative writing in Chicago Public Schools.

For 3 years, I interviewed artists for College News and completed comedy writing programs at Second City, iO, and Stage 773.

I was one of the first hires at Just Porter, a backpack startup that subscribes to the buy-one-give-one model. I spent my free time at the Field Museum teaching the differences between horns and antlers, mastodons and mammoths, and ancient weaponry. 

I used my marketing powers for good at Bright Pink, a national nonprofit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

 And can probably be found at an improv theater near you.