I’m Julia. I’m a multidisciplinary thinker, educator, creative, and researcher.
I am a recent master’s graduate of the University of Michigan’s Schools of Information and Education and Rackham Graduate School. I am trained as a librarian with strong information literacy instruction, UX research, and digital curation focuses. I more recently added an education and learning experience design perspective to my practice. I now focus on providing access to and researching information science and learning in a variety of contexts. I enjoy working with adult learners, especially early-career college students. I currently work as the First Year Experience Librarian at San Francisco State University.
I’m interested in helping learners recognize their power, specifically in situations that may have been traditionally gatekept or have minimized lived experience. I especially seek to do this in academic settings where I can create environments that help increase the diversity and power of voices contributing to our scholarly conversations.
My former work experiences include Harvard University, the University of Michigan, Detroit Public School Community District, and the National Eating Disorder Association.
I was formerly a professional performer, and hold a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre. I still sing (now just for fun), and also dabble in textile arts, ceramics, and digital design.
I like to make art, cook vegan meals, spend time outside, and hang with good books and my cat.