Julie oversees the organization’s strategic framing work, translating communications research and theory into practical messaging strategies for advocates and activists. In this role, she works with groups across the country to identify opportunities to build public support for social justice issues and policies. Through a mix of trainings, workshops, tool development and individual discussions, Julie helps social justice groups hone in on the right messages for their goals, audiences, and other organizational needs. Most recently, she has coordinated communications for the organization’s immigration and criminal justice initiatives, helping diverse groups develop shared messaging strategies. Julie also works on framing and messaging for issues around racial justice, human rights, and economic opportunity.
Julie has over 20 years of experience working with non-profit groups on communications strategy, messaging, framing and media outreach. She has worked on issues ranging from affordable housing, community development, to family support, and the arts. Julie has also led successful efforts around brand development, public service announcement campaigns, and strategic communications planning. Julie holds a B.A. from Grinnell College and a M.A. in journalism from the University of Iowa.