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Julia fosters local arts, culture, and civic engagement on and off campus. She is the coordinator of the Center for Public Service and teaches in the theatre and English departments with a focus on acting and professional writing. (Read more about community connections in her Grant Writing and Professional Writing classes.) She is also Co-Director of Outside Art: Plattsburgh Public Art Project. Her community efforts focused on developing a vibrant arts community for the Adirondack Coast has been featured on Mountain Lake PBS. In 2015–16, she served as a National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow.
Julia received her M.F.A. from Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training in association with the American Repertory Theatre and Moscow Art Theatre School. She has served professional apprenticeships with the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia and Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and co-founded Crescendo Theatre Company in Philadelphia.
Julia has over fifteen years of experience in nonprofit arts development, marketing/communications, and administration. Her professional positions include managing director for the Relache Ensemble in Philadelphia and development director for Yiddishkayt in Los Angeles.
She has worked professionally as an actress (film, stage, and commercials) in Washington, DC, Toronto, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Moscow and Los Angeles and as a musician/composer (piano and accordion).
Combining a unique background in arts and cultural management, professional writing, and performance, Julia helps her students become effective communicators, writers, leaders, and citizens. Julia lives in Plattsburgh with her husband, three sons, daughter, and cat.
Office: Myers Fine Arts 124D
Phone: (518) 564-2323