Julie has a passion for creating opportunities for young people. Prior to joining Family & Youth Initiative, she worked as the Family Engagement Manager for a Head Start program in Pennsylvania where she organized events, coordinated volunteers, and managed family communications. Julie started her career working with foster children and adoptions in Philadelphia before taking a position in fundraising at a Boston child services organization. She has served on several boards including a local United Way and a transitional housing facility for families experiencing homelessness. Julie holds a Master of Social Administration from Temple University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.