Julia is responsible facilitating the leadership of the Funder Relations team at the Island Institute. With expertise in foundation and government funding, she works closely with leadership and project staff to ensure that the Island Institute continues to grow funding in ways that directly respond to the needs of our communities.
She first joined the Island Institute in 2014 as the Island Scholars Network and Internship program coordinator within the Community Development team.
Julia grew up in Owls Head and is thrilled to be back living and working in her hometown in coastal Maine. Before coming to the Island Institute, Julia spent a number of years living and working in China, where she co-founded her own English language learning school. She holds a MA in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University, and a PhD in English and Poetry from the University of Georgia.
Mobile: (706) 248-1046
Work: (207) 594-9209 ext. 132