Julia (she/her) is a planner and policy advocate interested in the intersections of equity and transportation, as well as building community power and civic engagement through organizing. She joined the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) as a Transportation Coalition Associate in 2023.
Her past work experience in the public and non-profit sectors has given her skills in qualitative research, data analysis, community development, and planning. Prior to joining CNT, she worked as a research assistant with the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement at UIC, a transportation planning intern with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, a research intern with Equiticity, and a Program Delivery Manager at FEMA. Julia holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning & Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Urban Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. In her spare time, she loves reading, writing poetry, and going on long runs and bike rides down the Chicago lakefront.