I’m Julia. I’m a multidisciplinary thinker, educator, creative, and researcher.
I am currently the Social Sciences Librarian III (assistant professor rank) supporting the School of Planning and Public Policy and the School of Social Work at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.
I am a recent graduate of the University of Michigan’s Schools of Information and Education and U-M’s Rackham Graduate School. I am trained as a librarian and learning designer with strong information literacy, social science research, UX, and learning science backgrounds. My former work and volunteer experiences include Harvard University, the University of Michigan, Detroit Public School Community District, and the National Eating Disorder Association.
I’m interested in helping learners recognize their power, specifically in situations that may have been traditionally gatekept or have minimized the lived experience as factors in their learning. 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.
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.