Julia has extensive experience working in community engaged design and planning. As a trained architect, she believes that design can serve as a catalyst to enhance livability for all communities, particularly those with limited resources. Most recently, Julia worked as a Designer at Interface Studio Architects in Philadelphia where she designed and documented ground-up residential infill, mixed-use multi-family, and commercial interior projects with a focus on sustainability and community health. While at ISA, Julia led an outcomes-based design studio in partnership with public health practitioners and community developers that explored how various design decisions can be leveraged to optimize population-level health impacts. Before that, Julia was a Project Manager at bcWORKSHOP in Dallas and Brownsville, Texas where she developed and implemented initiatives at the neighborhood and regional scales to improve community equity through projects that included rapid recovery disaster housing, resident-informed participatory home design, and UTRGV inclusionary planning. Julia’s passion for design continuously feeds her love of travel, people, and working with her hands. She holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from Lehigh University and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Washington.